Thursday, January 1, 2015

Watering Can

Watering Can
6" x 8" oil on board

I experimented with my color palette again, and I really like the effect. The colors I used here were ivory black, yellow ochre, and cadmium red.  I feel like this palette creates a nice earthy look that goes well with the watering can.  The toughest part of this painting was the initial drawing of the can and getting the right proportions on the board.

I also experimented with my edges, attempting to direct the viewer's eye by softening certain lines, making others disappear altogether, and making some hard and clear.  The idea is to direct your eye to the hardest lines.  You might have to zoom in to see, but there's some cool stuff going on in this one.

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