I have drawn some really, really rough sketches of some ideas I have had so far. I am not completely happy with any of them and have not settled on anything yet but at least we have some graphite on the paper. I hope my notes are legible because some of them may help decipher the drawing.
It makes me sad but we have simply run out of time in the year. I want to be able to finish this piece but I don't know when it will happen. It was good practice for the beginning of the oil paint process.
I have started with the grisaille and its going okay. The background is a bit streaky so I will need another coat of paint. I definitely need to work a bit more on this step before i am ready to move on.
I am almost finished with the brunaille now. The painting is still very light but I will define more values with the grisaille. So far, I am really liking the way the pear is turning out but I am worried about getting clean and straight lines for the cup and jar.
I'm getting started on the brunaille and right now it is basically a line drawing but I was able to fix a couple issues from the sketch. The flower is giving me some difficultly so I will probably wait until the grisaille before I attempt any more detail.
I spent a while choosing my composition but I settled on this one and I think it will be interesting to paint, if not a bit difficult for some parts. I am mostly done with the under drawing, but some things are still a bit wonky.
I am a Maggie Walker art student in Richmond, Virginia. This blog section is a little window into my art process, research, and experiences. You can follow along with my journey as you scroll.