90 From Life: Day 25 – Three in Shadow
This is day 25 of my 90 day challenge to do one new painting from life each day.
For today’s painting I simply wanted to work with a composition that had a strong vertical format. So I picked 3 narrow objects and arranged them tightly into a almost a monolith.
One interesting thing about the arrangement is that it all sits in shadow except the 2 bands of light striking the vases and the narrow angled strip of light at the bottom. Being in shadow, there were a lot of subtle transitions between warm and cool colors, which was a neat challenge to work with.
Here’s a video where I show the model I worked from, and discuss the outcome of the painting: