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Monday, June 22, 2015

Oil Painting lesson with Gregory Smith - Day 7

I started today by working on the thin branches. Greg showed me how to keep them thin by painting lines first and trim them by painting background.
I also did more work on leaves, making some brighter and some darker to create a spacious depth.

Then I worked on the wooden ball by warming its overall tone and by putting thin dark lines to create a more definition.

I changed colour temperature of the table so that it suggests light hits from the left, and put some shadows of a table cloth.

Finally I put some shadows of leaves on the piano.

And that's it. Greg told me that's enough for this painting.
I'm very happy with this one. Painting still life that incorporates the piano as a background is very new to me, and although I struggled most of the time, I learned a lot.

We'll have a two week break during a school holiday. I can't wait to go back to the studio with Greg and my friends.

Oil on panel. 16 x 20 in.

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