Fresh From the Market
16x20,oil on Gesso board, still life
I have to admit this was a fun painting. Not easy, but fun. I began it while at an elementary school ART Day. Since the subject matter was so complicated, I had divided my reference photo into 4x4 rectangles. I made the same 4x4 reference lines on my gesso board before I began to sketch. This makes the composition come out correctly! It was an additional math lesson to go along with my art demonstration. I only hope that I sparked an interest in someone to become a painter.
For my studio and plein air painting, I now have a Compose-It-Grid I bought from Dick Blick (see http://www.dickblick.com/products/compose-it-grids/). Check it out to see what you think.
At first, one of my daughters thought the carrot roots had become a fancy signature for me. No, but they were kind of unruly and had to be redone several times. That's why I love oils!