I am approaching the finish on my latest still life, Time Vault. I decided to spread the work-in-progress over two posts. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am holding myself to following a specific painting process. It is a good way for me to learn a particular approach and expand my skills. When I feel I have a good understanding of the particular process, I will think about what I want to add, and what I want to leave off and continue on from there.
Here is the work-in-progress sequence in this post starting with a drawing directly on the canvas with paint, from life, adding the dark accents, shadow shapes, then light shapes. All throughout each step I corrected the drawing and value relationships. I am now to the point where I have added detail, texture, am checking edges, and yes, still checking and correcting value relationships and drawing. I will post those WIP pictures, and the final painting in the next post. I am hoping one more painting session will see it finished.
Time Vault, drawing in
Time Vault, dark accents
Time Vault, shadow shapes
Time Vault, light shapes
In the next post, I will not only have the remaining WIP pictures and final painting but why I chose these objects to paint and the story behind them.
Can you guess why I am titling this painting "Time Vault"?
Off to prepare for a busy week!