Thursday at the easel (and Tuesday in class)
DH seems to have had some sort of food poisoning Wednesday evening, and felt ghastly all day yesterday. I'd planned to paint all day anyway, so I was able to keep him hydrated with 7 up (and later pudding) while listening to the local classical music station and painting and painting and painting.
I think the tomatoes and onions are "done."
They're hardly "realism" but they're recognizeable and with careful observation (and a bit of patience) I managed to capture some "shine" on the vegetables AND the tray. It amuses me to do two almost identical paintings at the same time. The biggest intentional difference is the initial undercoat. One "warm" and one "cool."
The "Inspired by Wolf Kahn" pieces need more layers and more contrast. It is certainly amazing to get the intensity of color he does. I'm beginning to "get" the color schemes he uses!
The Tuesday model was diabolical in her poses!! (more at Flickr)