So when Sunday rolled around I was tired but still exhilarated with what I had learned in Qiang's workshop. I just had to try another still life in my own studio. I had to make do with a cardboard still life 'stage' which I sat on top of a storage crate which was in turn sitting on a table...all that to get the still life up near eye level. I didn't have much in the way of props, but I did have a bottle of wine and two wines glasses (things aren't THAT desperate around here) and I located two oranges and an apple. Finally I picked two branches off of a climbing vine that is taking over the trellis outside my studio. With those props and a black sheet (a long story, but NOT what you think) I started painting.
I followed Qiang's five steps as closely as I could. Within a bit more than 2 1/2 hours, the painting was done. So much fun! What a great painting exercise too. Easy to set up and have a "live" model anytime I want.
Thanks one more time Qiang!
|Red Wine with Oranges and Apple 9 x 12 on oil primed linen panel.|
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