Diane Mannion, Chocolate and Flowers, 8x10" o/c
9th for 30/30 Challenge. Started this one while teaching a painting class this morning. Susan brought chocolates to share which we consumed with gusto after painting. Wild group, didn't get much accomplished on this painting until I got home. The baby food jar's a device I use to teach students to look at the form and study how the bottom turns. No, it's not flat with pointy corners, the form turns... sometimes our brains trick us into seeing forms like a symbol instead of what it is. If I can only teach students to SEE... to really look at what they're drawing... then they'll be better artists!
And it always helps to have someone else look at your work. Showed John this one and he spotted something that looked like an optical illusion (like a cheap magic trick, he said). I hadn't noticed it at all until he pointed it out. Corrected it, so don't try to find it now. The stem on the foreground flower had looked like it punched a hole in the middle of the lid, went down, and reappeared inside the glass! Made the stem longer and wiped out the place where it appeared to connect. Looking and really seeing isn't easy!