Oil on Canvas, From Life 9 hours.
18x24 Feb 6th, 2013
This painting is the first that was made for my Painting I class this semester.
I quite like how it turned out, and think it's in-line with what's popular in today's Contemporary Realism. It's surely not about detail... but it's all about composition, color relationships, color temperature, design and form.
I also like the rhythm this piece has! This rhythm exists because every color is repeated in another spot... it creates a sort of pattern that interlocks the whole painting together.
I've also realized how well the reflections help with eye movement. For instance, the reflection of the pear lifts the viewer's eye from the fruit, and into the green of the pot. There, it leads into the blank space till it's received by the spout of the pitcher again.