I am in an oil painting class this fall. Even thought I know how to paint with oils, I feel that there is always something to learn...and being around other artistic people really inspires me. The still life we had to work from is full of "stuff" and we had to pick our subject and go from there. The middle photo was my choice, and I took the liberty to change it on the canvas.
Now, I know the colors are off, but we had to paint an entire painting in complimentary colors, and I choose red with it's compliment...green. So, as the artist, I decide what I want to be red and green and I am looking at light to guide me in my painting.
This was also a lesson in seeing the "light." And then we can see the shadows and forms that makeup the objects...
This piece took me about 3-4 hours to paint. It was fun, watching it come together after I was a bit intimidated at first. I just got right into it and the time flew by.