Thursday, March 25, 2010

Slices of Light - 6 x 6 inches - Oil on canvas - SOLD

When looking for stuff to paint, I prefer to use natural light from a window instead of setting up a still life illuminated by a lamp. However, natural light changes quickly so you have very limited time to capture highlights and shadows before they change. As a result, I usually photograph my subject right away. I painted this during my gallery sitting time at Art on Main, so, before going to the gallery, I set up this arrangement at home, took a photograph, and then brought everything with me. Having the actual Clementine sections with me was extremely helpful in trying to capture the original feeling of the set up. They also became my snack at the end of the day :)

4 comments:

Jean Victory said...

Nice design and great job with the lighting!

Laurie G. Miller said...

Thanks, Jean!

Sherry said...

Light indeed! I love the luminosity you achieved here. Then the use of complimentary colors makes the slices just glow.

Laurie G. Miller said...

Thanks Sherry. I really strive to capture the light in all my paintings.