Jan 2016 – 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.
Monday: Day 4
The day started off well with an art class in the morning and painting in the afternoon. Today’s subject matter is a blue pitcher from the NilOak pottery. You may not know that I was a potter/sculptor before I became a full-time painter. I am really working on my tendency to paint something larger than my canvas. Can any of you relate to that?
I have a true love for clay and I miss working with it. I love what potters and sculptors do with fire and clay. If I could have a gallery, it would have a large section for my favorite pottery, another for my favorite artists, and one for my favorite crafts artists.
It began with my student and I taking photos of our different perspectives.
I started out with a sketch using Inktense pencils. I so love them. However, I let my student draw with the blue I would have used and the one I picked up had some green in it. I learned today that I need to buy a good gray one. Put that on my Dick Blick list!
Thought I was doing pretty good but something was really off with the spout. It has a pretty good triangle shape from the top.
I didn’t like the handle so painted over it to begin again.
This is where I called it quits for the day. It still needs more work but I am pretty happy with it. I do wish I had painted it a little smaller but it is inside a good border of negative space – Yea!
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