Friday, July 22, 2016

Old Ironstone Pitcher with Kitchen Tools & Tomato

12x9" oil on canvas (Click to view larger.)

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The Ironstone Pitcher: As you may know by now, I love old things.  I love this vintage pitcher for its simplicity and usefulness. Painting white is all about learning to see the myriad colors inside that white, particularly in the shadow areas.

Focal points: I am still struggling with focal point and have read that it's okay to have more than one as long as one is dominant. In this painting, by including both the red spoon and the red tomato, I have done that.  I didn't set out to do this, but without the tomato (which was not in my original arrangement), it felt as if something was missing. Since studying Shakespeare didn't prepare me for my new "career" in art, I sometimes just go with my gut. Comments from my followers and others would be welcome.

1 comment:

  1. Vana the painting is wonderful
    I was just thinking A new post should be coming!
    Miss you