I have enjoyed getting to practice so many skills
while learning to become a better painter.
How can I make an object "read" as shiny?
See how the jelly and the ends of the knife are shiny?
In order to create this "illusion" on canvas with paint
you have to make everything surrounding the highlighted
Afternoon Snack- Oil on Canvas
This is my attempt of painting the
photo above. I keep debating
if I want to go back in and add a few highlights
to the jelly on the sandwich, but half
of me likes the way it looks
like the jelly and peanut butter have smeared
together. Anyone remember Smucker's Goober?
I also took creative license
with the photo and removed the glass of milk.
Last week I tried another sandwich!
My husband's BLT!
Wayne's BLT- Oil on Gesso Board
Not only was I trying to create the illusion
of shiny, I was also trying to keep my brush strokes
loose and "painterly"!
Here I decided to removed the deep shadow
from the other half of the sandwich
in the upper left hand corner, instead opting
to fade out that corner with a highlight.
It is neat just how many decisions
a painting can take before you complete it!
And as always....
So many things to paint... so little time!