Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Setting Up A Still Life

Beat the winter blues!  Add some color to your life.  The trick with still lifes is to use complimentary colors.  (ex: orange with purple, blue with yellow)  Keep the arrangement simple 3-5 items tops. Use strong light source.  (cool light on warm objects, warm light on cool objects).

Use your viewfinder to crop the scene.
Paint it!

This is a small 6x6" study.

Work from life, daily if you can, and before long you'll start to notice more, edit more and your paintings will improve.

one of my favorite still life painters is Sarah Sedwick. Google her videos!

Have fun!

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