Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Brass Creamer

Brass Creamer : oil on 11" x  14" paint board $350

I love painting reds, especially against a dark background, just love the colour combination. I don't normally paint such a dark background but sometimes a painting just needs it. The design here probably could have been a bit stronger but I diverged from my original concept a bit, so to fill some of the negative space I choose to use colour instead of adding any other objects and it worked out pretty well. I changed my process a bit for this as well, normally I start roughing in the background and a bit of the foreground but this time I went straight for my brass creamer and the intense red reflection and worked outwards from there and then went back to the creamer at the end.

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