Oil on Panel 5″ X 7″
I enjoyed painting thetea lights so much the day before thatI put one in this painting too. The glass comes from the series ofstill life drawings, andthe wooden block is just there to give me a simple shape to judge tones against.
It struck me when I’d done the tea lights study that a quite nice effect can be achieved bypainting the background quite smoothly, and using thicker, more textured paint for the objects.Especially if the background is done first, the objects can be painted over it, and seem to havean extra bit of physicality when done this way.
One of the things I like about drawing glasses is the way the light goes through them, splitting theshadow and seeming to get intensified in some way. I kept my lightest light on the side of tea light here,to try to show that. Unfortunately the glass is too crudely painted to be really convincing, but I thinkthe light works nicely. I’ll be returning to this glass in a future study I think.
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