Daily Painting Challenge, January 2015, Day 13

January 13, 2015














Paint and Polish

oil on canvas panel, 6×6″

Day 13 in the current monthly daily painting challenge and a switch to analogous colours, orange through to blue. I managed to stick more or less to my mental plan of working with transparency, so I’m still pretty close to sticking to the Arthur Stern book of colour mixing exercises as inspiration.












I was very methodically “graphic” in the first statement – strong geometric shapes with as thin a skimming as possible of paint.

Then it was a matter of chasing the light as much as possible. In this open sun setting, the shadows moved out of sight very quickly.

In the end it seemed a friendly rivalry for attention, between the imperious bottle of furniture polish and the underdog paint tin, a whisker away from being thrown away in the last shed cleanout.

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days, January 2015, organised by Leslie Saeta (http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com.au).

Reference: Stern, Arthur. How to see color and paint it: a series of projects designed to open your eyes to colors you never saw before. New York, Watson-Guptill, 1984.


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