Sunday, May 18, 2014

How can anything that seems so simple be so hard. Bowls are one of my favorite things. I love their roundness, their color, their design, their shape, the way they feel....ahhh, they are just cute. I thought I would set up several bowls and just paint away.
First of all setting up several bowls and making them look interesting takes on a life of its own. Not everyone likes bowls or finds them endlessly fascinating, I know it's hard to believe but I have heard rumors and secondly you have to take lighting and composition into consideration. o.k. after several attempts, opinions, suggestions, changes and false starts this simple arrangement was agreed upon.
That was the easy part. Round is hard!!! Their are lots of nooks and crannies to deal with, depth and shadow and lots of curves, oh dear. I had a lot of help with this painting and it is still not finished but I do love looking at it, not only because of the subject but because it reminds me that when I wanted to throw in the towel on this one I got a lot of support to keep going. thanks ladies.

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