Live-blogging a painting, part 2
This is the continuation of yesterday’s live-blogging experiment. Thanks for all the encouragement – this is some effort, but it’s also fun (and helpful to me).
Moving into the area with greater light. It’s a little tricky to control progression of 2 shades of blue. Also, it felt like it was time to lay some color down for the spoon and the cup interior, just so I could start feeling my way.
Cast shadow on the saucer. One of the subtler light effects to look for is double-reflection. In this case, the light hitting the edge of the rim bounces back onto the body of the cup. Some of that light in turn bounces into the cast shadow. I didn’t necessarily do a great job of it, but when somebody really nails it, it’s completely beautiful.
From here it’s pretty straightforward; painting the underside of the saucer, laying down the cast shadow on the wood (where there’s another opportunity to paint a double reflection), and the surface area of the wood.
The Finished Painting:
“Fragment: Teacup and Silver Spoon”
Oil on aluminum, 4 x 2.25 inches