Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Staying Up Late

Staying Up Late, 11 x 14

This morning was the last day of Laurel Daniel's still life class at AMOA. It's been a great refresher in both values and still life. The challenge today was to create a painting with relationships of 2/3, 1/3, and smidge values--we could choose to do 2/3 of the painting light, 1/3 mid-tone, and a smidge of dark, or 2/3 dark, 1/3 mid, and a smidge of light.....or even 2/3 get the idea. I went with the 2/3 dark, 1/3 mid, smidge of light (since I've been experimenting at home with dark backgrounds). It's a pretty dramatic result, but I'm liking the drama lately....

-julie davis


Angela Elledge said...

Julie, I completely agree with you, this is drama of the best kind! The color relationship of the warms and cools are outstanding; very well done.

julie davis said...

Thanks, Angela. The photography here was a challenge--thank you for seeing through that!

Stephen Parker said...

This is really nice, Julie. Very Cezanne-esque.

Nicki said...

Hi Julie,

I think this is wonderful. Very effectively executed and another great exercise. Love the colour against the darkness.

Hope you are coming out of your funk,

Take care,