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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Graves Bowl, Fruit

I found these rubber bowls by Michael Graves in Target, they are misshapen, and I thought I would not have to worry about getting the ellipse right , but no, no, no. It was harder. Also,
the pink was elusive -- I used Thalo violet and cad red light, but very tricky. This one I will wipe, but it was good practice for the close values of the pot and the red paper it sat on. Next time, easier.


  1. Hi Jean,
    Your hard work is inspiring me (or maybe, pushing me) to leave the laundry piled on the floor, the dishes in the sink and the garden to fend for itself so I can paint. There are so many elements to juggle in making a decent painting, I hope they'll become second-nature so I can get out of my own way. You are doing great! It's interesting to read your comments for insight into what you are critical about . . . I don't often see the "mistakes" you identify. I'm especially inspired by your willingness to post what you deem a wiper. I need that courage and hope to start posting soon. Mary Magdalene has a lot of life and personality!

  2. Hi Lorraine,
    I was going to email you for a quick hassle, but thought better of it.
    You have to paint. You are going to feel better about everything, even if the work is not what you expect. And it gets better very quickly I am finding. Then you can do all the other stuff in the margin time, when you are too tired to focus for painting. For us clones, it is the way, I mean it.