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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Changes Artists Make to Paintings



This is a painting I am currently doing (28.05 by 35.7 cm, 11 by 14 inches). Artists look at the original subject and make changes to improve their paintings and personal goals. The fruit was on a stand in an indoor mall. There was overhead flood lighting as well as secondary lighting. I only used overhead lighting to make the modeling of my forms stand out. The background wall was a light value (gray scale). I made the background dark to contrast and enhance the light on the fruit. There was considerable clutter in the background. I eliminated the clutter and simplified the background. The bottom shelves were white. I made them a muted blue to enhance the orange color (hue). The shelf and the bottom of the melon are close in value. I wanted to link these shapes. I expect to make more changes as I continue to work on my painting.

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