Day 23 - 8/24/13
I took the same approach today as I did yesterday -- zoom in and include nothing but kachina. Yesterday, I just zoomed in. Today, I zoomed in and thought about the lighting. I chose to shine my trusty flashlight beam onto the side and give it a go. The result pleases me far more than yesterday. I like the range within the white area and (though I doubt you can see it) I love the tiny little highlight on bottom corner of kachina's left "hand".
Side effect of the project: I've come to remember that I really enjoy painting still life -- this was my go-to imagery in college. Though it is getting tough to come up with a new idea each day, I have missed the style over the past two paintings. I'll be back at it tomorrow and would love to hear any suggestions you might have for interesting still life compositions.
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Lora Marie Durr
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
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