Friday, April 10, 2015

Second Pass - the Illusion of Space in Painting

The last post was an overview of the first pass on a painting that started with the idea of space. Not thinking just one painting, but a series at different points of view - high, middle, low.

Finally finished up the second pass on the first painting and ready to move on. Actually learned some things that made me more aware of what I was looking at vs what I should be painting from the setup.
I will try to provide more examples to compare to better explain this last statement in my next post.

The selection of objects can most certainly influence the results. The complicated design on the vase was more difficult in some ways that a plain one, and found myself getting caught up in the details; the busyness of the table top in someways helped balance this. Also adding the shadow of the large rose seemed to improve the balance in the composition as well.

I followed through with the adjustments to the background (lightened the left side of the vase), and foreground (lit the table top more); I also softened some edges. I think it improved the goal of describing the illusion of space a little bit better than the first pass, but I'm getting a bit weary on this so it's time to set aside and begin anew.

Untitled (Space One)
9 x 12 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2015

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