Sunday, August 8, 2010

Still Life with Puppet

I had a lot of problems with this still life, mostly with the composition. I intended to use dark colors in the background, using light/dark contrast to bring more attention to the focal point. I kept repositioning everything except the rabbit but nothing seemed right. After about a week, I finally settled on this arrangement. From start to finish I added a few things and took some things out. All in all, it was frustrating to work with textures and the perspective but I had fun with this painting. It was definitely a learning experience, and hopefully I'll do much better next time.

Since the last time I posted my still life "Plums" was selected as a finalist in The Artist's Magazine 27th annual competition.

As always, feel free to comment or criticize.

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