Friday, April 30, 2010
French Breakfast Radishes
I went to the farmer's market and found these heirloom radishes.They were very very complicated to paint and I was having brain strain trying to simplify and order all the stems, roots, shadows, etc. However, I couldn't have tackled this at all 6 months ago, so it is a good benchmark. I clearly understand there is a tonal AND color range of whites, which I didn't get before, even though that sounds so elementary. And I understand that between the light and dark there has to be a transition tone. I didn't know how to move from that light to dark, what to put between them to make the two connect. Now I can see the transition tones in the objects, and I can see them in other people's work, so I am on the way.