|Clementines - 6x8 - Oil on Birch Panel|
Clementinas - 15x20cm - Oleo
The reason I do still-lives like this one or the few previous ones is because doing these studies is a great way of practicing and learning for me. Painting from life, as opposed to painting from photographs, is a very different experience. The camera has already flattened out everything to 2D and it has also corrected the colours so much that you miss a tremendous amount of information when relying just on photos. I didn't use to see this, I often heard more experienced painters state that but at the time, I couldn't see it. Well, after painting from life for a while, I completely agree! Do yourself a favour, if you are wanting to improve and learn to see differently, set up something, anything, it doesn't matter what it is, shine any light on it and just try to really observe the colours and shapes you see, not what your brain tells you to see. just look and record. You'll be happy with your discoveries. "Clementines" was painted back in January and sold at Calla Design a few weeks ago. Thank you Janice and Sue from Calla!!