Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Study in Blue

Study in Blue, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", $195
In this painting, I decided to try a different palette.  I like the impact of the cool blues in the shadows and the bright white in the light.  I struggled with the photograph, though; I had a lot of trouble getting the blues right (in the actual painting, the foreground has a slight greenish tint to the blue, and the highlighted side of the front garlic has more nuance in the colors.) 

Today is Day 7 in the 30 in 30 Challenge.  I am getting into making a painting each day, although I admit that I almost hit the panic button yesterday afternoon when I was trying to decide what to do next.  I am learning a lot about paint handling, color choices, and composition, so that is definitely a good thing.

To purchase this painting, please go to the 30 in 30 Challenge page on my website.


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Linda Popple said...

This painting caught my eye at Leslie's blog. Very nice and painterly!

Margaret S Milligan said...

I like this, muted tones are difficult but you have made a good job!