|Winter Sunshine, 6"x6", oil on panel|
It was cold, windy, and raining Thursday morning, and my plein air class was cancelled. I was unpacking the CSA produce box that had arrived and plopped these radishes on a little plate and set them in the window. A few minutes later, the sun came out and lit the radishes up. What a cold and beautiful day we had!
I took a few photos of the radishes and tried out the 27" monitor/tv that my husband gave me for Christmas. Technology is so cool – I put the SD card from my camera in a USB card reader and popped it into the port on the monitor, and there were my radishes on the screen. Magic!
I did a pencil/value sketch first, and then wiped off two oil sketches before I was happy with the composition.
I've been spending a lot of time painting lately (no kidding), so I decided to give myself a time limit on this one. It worked. I didn't have time to "noodle" it to death, and I like it.
|oil sketch, first color|