Elements #6: Stone and Shell, 5"x6", studio, oil on gessobord, ©2017 R.L. Delight
This set up was a bit simpler than yesterday's. I must admit, I am enjoying painting these still life paintings. I don't consider myself a still life painter as I much prefer to be painting plein air but it is a nice change of pace. Since I am doing a challenge and want to paint from life, I am working on the still life. I also want to make a few larger paintings with my plein air studies as reference. I will have to wait on that until next month.
I have been using 5"x7" gessobord to paint on. I have a lot of them that I purchased quite a while ago. I thought this would be a good way to use them up. I decided that, if I felt it were needed, I would crop the paintings. This gives me a little room to experiment. I decided to crop this one about an inch to give it a better composition.
At the moment, I am using a limited palette of Transparent Earth Red, Permanent Red Deep, Hansa Yellow Light, Hansa Yellow Deep and Ultramarine Blue. I am using Gamblin's Radiant White for my white at the moment. Not my usual white but I thought I would experiment.
This set up was a bit precarious. Everytime I walked by the shell would wobble and threaten to fall off the top. Here is a picture of the set up in the background. The lighting for the pictures isn't the best. I need to work on my studio lighting this year. I am still unpacking too but I have enough room and light to work!
Off to rest up for tomorrow!