Drawing and painting, to create a mindful path through my days.
Friday, November 30, 2012
the earring was the hardest thing
A 3-hour oil painting on Arches oil paper.
In my workshop group we had a lot of discussion about what color the earring should be (it was bright gold in reality).
I thought it should be a shade of gold. Everyone (experienced oil painters) told me I should make it a cool (temperature) color. I bowed to more knowledgeable artists, and this is what came out--aiming for a silvery thing. Why cool? In such an obvious spot?
Doesn't work for me, but will rethink it when I understand more.