Daily Painting Challenge, January 2015, Day 22

January 23, 2015














Metal bells

oil on canvas panel, 6×6″


Project 11 in Arthur Stern’s book on colour mixing concerns metal surfaces. For months now, I have been taking note of glass, metal and cloth in the still life paintings of 17th-century Dutch painter, Pieter Claesz. I’m at the point where copying his work will improve my sense of composition and appreciation of surfaces, shadows and reflections.


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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