|12" x 12" x 0.5" acrylic on canvas|
Yesterday's still life turned out pretty good, so I was motivated to try another one. I staged this scene and then tried to be careful and methodical instead of my beloved fast frenzy style. I actually waited between layers to let things dry.
It's weird, I'll have a little stretch where I think I can't paint anymore because everything turns out terrible. And then all of a sudden I'll have some good ones. Hopefully I'm learning or developing some skills.
Here's some tips for myself:
Not muddling all my colors together actually makes things look brighter. Oh!
Shadows and shading really take a painting from flat to "good". Huh!
If I give a little effort, instead of throwing paint around like a cat batting at a yarn ball - I like my paintings better. Hmm.