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Monday, February 05, 2018

Oil Painting lesson with Gregory Smith

This is the second session. 

I did a background and a table first to bring subjects forward. 
Greg warned me not to paint glass objects too perfect because they are not the primary object, losing edges so that they look as if blending into the background.  

How we paint onions in a plastic bag is really an interesting exercise. Firstly, when you squint your eyes, you notice that there are two main shapes. One is a bright plastic bag. Then a collection of glass objects that are much darker and blurred. 
This fact should be obvious to viewers. My painting at that stage looked all the same tonally. So, Greg told me to brighten up the plastic bag with thicker paints. 

That was a great advice. I’m really enjoying this one. 

Work in progress. 16x20 in. 

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