Sunday, August 31, 2008

Pencils Still Life

Pencils
Oils
6" x 6"Ampersand Gessobord

Below is the original posted earlier today. Above, shows a few more refinements to the metal ferrule on the brush and a few other areas. The background color is somewhere between the two photos and a bit closer to the photo below.

5 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

I like this very much! It's simple but has some really interesting detail (like that little ruler and the rough handle of the brush).

Atul Pande said...

I liked it before and I like it even better with the further elaboration. The softened contrast helps unite the elements of the picture better. The cleaned up highlights on the mug enhance its three-dimensional structure.

Ann Buckner said...

Rhonda and Atul, thank you both! I did work on this a bit more, especially the metal ferrule.

Deborah A. Léger said...

Wow Ann, this is great! (And you were worried about rough brushstrokes?? Which I happen to love!) I really like the warm tones to it that you've added.

I think what makes it so much more intriguing is that you took something that we take for granted and made a really interesting painting out of it. (As I say this, I'm looking over at the mugs and small clay flowerpots that hold my own brushes. lol)

I wish I had your drive right now.

How's your class teapot coming along?

Ann Buckner said...

I like brushstrokes that can be seen too Deb. On some surfaces though, I felt a smoother look would be better. So have you begun your painting of the mugs and pots? We didn't work on the class teapot last week. We will see what happens in class Saturday. I love the class as each one so far has something new and different. So much to learn and practice.