Thursday, September 13, 2012

43 Three Plums in Cool Light

43  "Three Plums in Cool Light" 8x8 oil on board, copyright Laura Gable
My little plums are starting to show some wear. They are wrinkling in the wrong places. Perhaps it's like any good model, after awhile they tend to melt under hot lights.
I set up the studio still life with a cooler daylight bulb in the lamp and immediately noticed that the white fabric became very cool. So an effort was made to really seek out the warmer spots, and there were a few as well as areas with reflected light ... a totally cool painting wasn't too appealing. Warmer shadows were added to the shadow side of the plums too. And the celadon tea cup was warmed up in spots ... especially the telling area of the inside right where it received most of the light.

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