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Friday, April 30, 2010


Yesterday, our Thursday painting group, "Muses Mix Media" did a very interesting exercise in oil. We set up a still life in the middle of the room that looked pretty good from any angle and then covered it up. We had 2 wine glasses (different), and Turning Leaf wine bottle and 4 corks. After setting up our oil paint...s, etc., we uncovered the still life and stared at it for 10 minutes, trying to memorize the details, the spatial relationships, the shapes, and the colors the best we could. When the 10 minutes were up, we covered the still life and began the painting. We painted for 1 hour before we uncovered the still life. It was amazing how well everyone did. I am posting the painting after 1 hour and then the finished painting which I completed last evening.


AutumnLeaves said...

Barbara, this is a beautiful piece. I think Turning Leaf has the most beautiful labels anyway (can you tell by my screen name?)...All of your work is just simply beyond the pale.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

What a great group you Muses must be! This is such an wonderful way to increase our observational skills when it comes to painting. You did a marvelous job on yours, I will scoot over to the muses blog to see if the others are there.

Barb Sailor said...

Autumn Leaves - Yes - I'll bet you do like the Turning Leaf wines:)That is a beautiful label!!!
Thanks for the compliment - too bad we can't share the bottle of wine!

Barb Sailor said...

Susan...yes, we have a wonderful group - we love being together and add to that the artistic spirit that is generated when artists get together - well - it is just wonderful!
I have posted the other's WIP paintings on the Muse blog - the finals will come later.
We plan to do your crystal bowl this Thursday - I'll keep you updated!