The Daily Paintworks folks are hosting weekly painting exercises that offer an opportunity to practice a particular painting challenge. Last week it was painting a white object sitting on a patterned fabric using only primary colors and white.
I’d found this funny, funky (chipped) pitcher at my local thrift shop and thought it would make a good subject for this exercise, along with a Provencal print tablecloth.
I sketched in the shapes with pastel pencil onto my Gessobord panel and then used some thinned Ultramarine Blue to block in the shadows on the pitcher. I like the way this looks so nice and sketchy.
This was another fun painting. I love how oil painting is getting to be more fun and less of a struggle (less of, but not without, that’s for sure!).
Since I tend to lose interest if something is too easy or there’s nothing more to learn, knowing that painting will always provide a challenge and there will always be more to learn, is a good thing.
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4 replies on “The Color of White (Warm)”
That’s beautiful, Jana! You are getting so good at oil painting – you inspire me to get back into it.
Oh yeah, I really like this one; it appeals to my vintage sensibility. Thank you for putting us all on to this challenge site. I find the paintings posted there to be inspiring.
Warm looks super!
Your statement about oil becoming less of a struggle and more fun really resonated with me. I began oils 5 years ago after working in pencil and colored pencil for years. A paintbrush is a flippy wet thing full of goo and just won’t behave like a pencil. In fact, it often won’t behave at all! It is getting easier and thus, more fun. It is good to hear another artist admit to this. 😎