Painterly light bulbs

September 19, 2014

8" x 8" oil on canvas

8″ x 8″ oil on canvas

8" x 8" oil on canvas

8″ x 8″ oil on canvas

8" x 8" oil on canvas

8″ x 8″ oil on canvas

I’m trying to paint clear glass objects on a beige colored surface, and I need to find some color in very colorless objects. There is a slight bit of light that has reflected off of nearby surfaces that suggest warm tones. So as I paint I exaggerate these tones to play up parts of the composition, while also keeping a more lush brushstroke then I usually have. This helps to activate areas that only have subtle shadows at best to define that space around the lightbulbs. This starts to go in a direction quite different then what I’ve been doing, I may continue in this direction if it suits the objects I’m painting. What do you think? As always, please feel free to comment. This is available for purchase at http://www.atlantaartistcollective.org.

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