Tuesday, February 26, 2008

" Still Life with Red Spoon "
6" x 6"
Big challenge to get the effect of the egg whites. On a larger painting I would have used the same blue/whites in the checks, let it dry and glazed over the egg white area with an ochre or yellow glaze. I have been learning new tricks with the wet n' wet techniques used in these daily paintings.


Jason Waskey said...

That's a pretty snazzy painting, Jennifer.

Marsha Robinett said...

You do a wonderful job capturing light and shadow in your paintings, something many fail to perceive accurately. Even though I draw in black and white, I appreciate your vibrant colors. Well Done!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks Marsha,
As a black and white artist you know well that value is more important that correct color.
My palette is actually a grayscale that I lay a piece of glass over..so much easier to judge values than on a white palette. I also make many adjustments once the panel is covered. You have to start dark enough from the get go, so the lights will pop. This is something I struggle with. When I have a color I can't identify I mix a gray with black and white of the correct value and then I can tell if it should be "yellowish" or "bluish" (something I learned from Daniel Greene).

Carol Marine said...

This is a GREAT one, Jennifer! I love the red spoon thrown in there. It is just enough to provide direction without taking away interest from the yolks. Well done!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Carol. Egg yolks are fun to paint and way easier, I think, than painting whole eggs in their shells. I will have to tackle some soon...