Diane Mannion, Erratic Array, 8x10" oil on linen
Random Still Life
Class arrangement for informal still life. Placed objects helter-skelter on a low platform and had artists choose one area to paint. This was a paint along demo which I started along with everyone else. First step was to do a thumbnail sketch, which I did... but in the process of painting I unfortunately ignored. My sketch was a vertical composition but the yellow bowl caught my eye and I flipped the panel to include it. Then pulled the aqua pitcher into the scene. Yikes.
Took it home to wipe-out but something about the light spilling across the surface lured me into finishing it. A good example for working out a painting instead of wiping it out. Don't give up too soon.