Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fixit! (please)

Fixit   oil on canvas   12 x 9 x 1.5
is a still life painting done for and in our summer oil painting class.  The still life genre is perfect for study as one can incorporate not only objects that are personally pleasing, but a melange of shapes and sizes that can teach us about composition and design.  This time I perused objects from the garage, as kitchen objects have had their fair share of play time in my work.  This one was difficult, as my style, which is usually quite soft, had to be altered in order to interpret the solidity, strength and linear qualities which can be alien to me.  The color palette was also a challenge as I wished for strength and neutrality.  Brights inappropriate.  After several sessions, I am satisfied.

I also realize how many times I say to my husband, "Fixit, please!"

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