In an effort to keep my resolution of doing something art related everyday this year, I've been doing studies of some petite pears we had around the kitchen. One of the advantages of digital photography is that you can see a bowl of fruit, be inspired, and begin painting from a photo in minutes! I really try not to just have a million photos on my disc that I never see. I am learning from each painting and trying to "fix" issues on the new ones. For instance, while I had masked out the bumpy texture of the glass bowl, I think I might like it better if I don't use masking on the bumps. I am also trying to do more dramatic lighting effect on the next bowl. I like the pears, and it is good to keep going!
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I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.