Alice’s Tea Cup, a color study

May 17, 2014

I’ve been reading a book on the artist Wayne Thiebaud and since I am on a still life kick at the moment, I have really taken to Thiebaud’s use of light and color. One thing Thiebaud talks about is his tendency to stylize shadows (he refers to this technique as a caricature). I’ve had this notion in the back of my mind as I sketched this version of the tea cup, which I originally drew in pencil a few weeks ago seen here on this blog, using acrylic paint instead of my usual oil set. I find that I have to work faster with the acrylics since they tend to dry much faster which is good in that I don’t worry so much about accuracy so much as just trying to get an image down. I may do some additional studies and play with the colors more before executing an oil version since this goes pretty quickly. I think my writing on this entry is quick and a bit sloppy too, oh well, have to make more of an effort next time.

12"x 16" acrylic on canvas

12″x 16″ acrylic on canvas

 

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