Monday, January 10, 2011


This is for Jan 2011, Rookie Painter challenge. It's oil on 6x8 on canvas board.

The challenge had two versions of a pair of glasses. I chose this one since it's less symmetrical. (ref photo) The photo appeared to be relatively straight forward, however, painting it did require some careful work.

I sketched the glasses first free hand, and it was a good exercise for me to brush up on sketching and putting the lines in the right places. Colors I used for the painting included alizarin, madder, burnt umber, ultramarine blue, ultramarine violet, Portland greys, and white. Some small details at the end with a size zero brush helped define the glasses more.

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