Friday, November 09, 2007

Parasols

This painting was started yesterday at Rockland Middle School's Artist in Residence day which is put on by a volunteer parent committee. We set up in the lobby and did our thing, chatting with the kids as they changed class and had a few moments to watch and ask questions. I set up my still life again today to work on the painting and I finally got the contrast I was looking for. In order to get the highlights you have to 'see' everything darker than it actually is. I'll photograph the painting in daylight tomorrow.

4 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I notice as I scroll down the page that some of the pictures aren't showing up. This is a recent issue with blogger.

Kelley MacDonald said...

What a cool piece! (WhereEVER did you get the idea???!!!) I like it a lot! Good to see you working hard!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Thanks Kelley. LOL
Where EVER did I get the idea? Well, I've seen it done ::::giggle::
but it hadn't been done by me :D
The painting turned out too dark and I have to lighten the background.

Kelley MacDonald said...

Yeah. I love the way the setup is, the pale background offsets the vibrant colors so well -- even the shadows are violet, maybe that instead of the red shadow, which, in my mind, vies for attention with the turquoise parasol. Are you sorry you asked? And HOW WAS OPEN STUDIOS????

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