Friday, April 30, 2010
TIMED VISUAL EXERCISE-"TURNING LEAF"
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.