05 November 2022

eleven eggs

 Yesterday I went over my friend and (painting) mentors house. She surprised me with a new bowl. I added it to my "props" for painting. Todays oil sketch features the bowl she gifted me. 

It was hard for me to get the correct value on the eggs. The color was perfect but way too dark. I guess it's easier to lighten a color, right. Kept adding off white to the light areas and finally got them right(ish).

Alizarin crimson was probably too bold a color but I think I knocked it back enough. Shadow was better with a softer edge. Marks on the wallpaper might have been better horizontal. Basically I'm OK with the sketch. Early days.

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