Thursday, October 27, 2011

Day 27

Back to still life. Thanks for the fruit Luke!

I remember when fruit came without stickers.  I spent two hours drawing sliver ware today, knowing they will go in still lifes at some point.  It is drudgery, but I can't paint something I can't draw. So it is back to basics.  In the traditional art schools, students spent months drawing plaster casts before they moved on to painting. I need to reposition my shadow box so I can look down a bit on my subject and see the shadows!  I also want to find a surface I can use to capture reflections.

 And this is my drawing done later in the day, clearly I need to practice, practice, practice!