Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oil Painting Class III

Today I had a good lesson in knowing when to quit your painting before you kill it. Well, actually I kinda failed that lesson today. I should have stopped painting and come back to it on another day instead trying to finish it all off at once. Oh well, lesson learned... well probably not. I'm sure that's a mistake I'll make over and over again. Hopefully less with time and practice. Knowing when to stop can be really hard to figure out sometimes, especially when you're trying to "fix" a piece of artwork. Part of me is still tempted to go back and try to do something to make my painting work a little better, but I think I'd rather just start a new painting now. Besides, I really hated the colour of the tablecloth. With a passion. I think a white table cloth would have been a little nicer than the bright, practically fluorescent cloth that was chosen. But that's just me being picky.

Here's where I left off last week.

And this is with a bit more glazing and some painting.

And this is what it ended up looking like. Oh well, done and time to move on.

Looking back, I like this painting the most back at the glazing stage. I think that if I were doing a painting outside of class and wasn't restricted to a set amount of time, I'd do more work to the underpainting and glazing.

Even though I didn't like the end results of this painting, I sure did have a great time painting. I'm excited to find out what the next still life will look like, and I'm crossing my fingers for a different table cloth! :D

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather, This is Kanwar from Sheridan days. Nice work. I was thinking of taking an oils class too, where are you attending?