Sunday, January 25, 2009

figuring out the setup


This year, I'd like to do one larger (15x22 or 22x30), complicated still life. I find setting up a still life to be the hardest part of the whole process, and so I want to take some time with it.
Using my Wisconsin finds as the base, I'm going to try out various other items.
I set it up, above, then came back later in the day and this great afternoon light was streaking in. I like the cast shadows and how the light bleaches out the details in the hydrangea. In other places too much is perhaps obscured ... It needs some more adjusting.





Tonight, I had to try the VSD one more time.
(5x7)


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7 comments:

Don said...

The arrangement looks beautiful. I like how the light reflects on the vase. I am looking forward to your work!

caseytoussaint said...

This looks like a tough set up. I'm looking forward to seeing your painting!

Desiree said...

The arrangement looks great, I think you better photograph well cuz you flowers will change every day until all the petals are gone.LOL

A Brush with Color said...

Wow--your painting is lovely--I admire that you keep at it, trying different tactics, and it continues to look fresh! Your still life set-ups are wonderful--such pretty things. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Cathy Gatland said...

I think maybe this is the best yet! - it's so sparkling and the colours gorgeous - I too am amazed that you keep coming up with fresh alternatives! You work very hard at your still-life setup too - I wish I had a teeny bit of your commitment.

Jennifer Rose said...

the setup looks good, maybe a bit too washed out in the photos, but the shadows work well :)

I really like the colours you have on the Clementine and in the shadows. Nice bright piece :)

Sharon said...

So many attempts - I love how you persevere with these. I think I like the afternoon version below the best. This arrangement has great potential and I'm looking forward to seeing your painting.

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