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.

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