A few days off from my paying job to get some work done. I have been studying Soon Y. Warren 's "Paint Vibrant Watercolors " to add some drama to my still lifes. I am planning to enter the "Through the Looking Glass" exhibit at Tamarack, and this series of videos and the book have some wonderful examples of painting glassware. She is certainly a master at glass. I have taken photos along the way, and may post them later on. It is amazing what a difference technique can make! As for this photo, I currently have two paintings going and both are wet, so I sorted my paint box. I love this little key thingy for squeezing the last bit of paint. ( Don't be impressed with the manicure, a few seconds later it was covered with Pthalo Blue cause I can't leave well enough alone!) The trick is not to squeeze too tight, so the tubes won't break and get paint all over you. Most of my paint is Daniel Smith, but I have a few others suggested during workshops that I have tried. The big tube of Cobalt in the background is American Journey from Cheap Joe's, & I am using that for the shirt in Kettle Korn. (It most closely matches my Dad's eye color). Now that I'm all organized and my wash is dry, (Not Laundry) I'm going back to my cubby and add another layer!:)
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.