Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tablespoon Painting

I have a wonderfully pitted and crumpled tablespoon that I have been wanting to paint for a couple of weeks. Painting something that looks totally different if I move my head part of an inch seemed impossible, but once I got it mostly defined I just kept working wet on wet until I was pretty happy with it. It's 10x15 and took three hours. While I was painting it the grey I mixed looked very purple, but actually it looks pretty much spot on. My professor said it is hard to paint reflective stuff and I would have to forget everything I've learned about physics and light, which I totally did without even trying. Maybe I am a painter in my soul.

No comments: