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Monday, February 17, 2014

Oil Painting lesson with Gregory Smith - Day 4

I was asked by Greg to bring some fruits for this painting.
This is the first time. There're lemons, a pear, a capsicum and an eggplant.

I had a hard time to get balance right at the initial wash, and I still have a bad habit of drawing outlines.
He showed me how to prioritize and not to draw everything, keeping some edges strong and leaving others soft.

Lemon Yellow is a cool colour, so, when I painted lemons, it looked too cool.
He told me a trick is to put a tiny bit of Burnt Sienna to make it warmer.
The pear is a cool yellow, so I put Lemon Yellow straight way.

It's very interesting to see how these colours play together.

Work in progress. 16 x 20 in.

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