My son got me a watch for Christmas and it came in this amazing box. I will probably do more paintings of this box because I love the shape. I didn't know what to put with the box, so I added an egg. Eggs are always good in a still life.
This is on a Canson Watercolor postcard. I taped all sides to mask it off, then applied 2 coats of gesso. Once that was dry, I applied paint and Ta-Da!! There is no rhyme or reason to my palette selection which is:
- Titanium White
- Ivory Black
- Burnt Umber
- Alizarin Crimson
I may do this again using a different palette. Larry Seiler has a video on YouTube. I am going to watch this a few more times and see if I can get closer to what I am aiming for. I tend to be such a busy blending body. Getting painterly is a very hard thing for me to do. I ruined this a couple times before I decided to just be happy with it.
Once it dries, this will be my weekly postcard to Dad. He doesn't know it is coming. He will eventually figure out that I have dedicated one day a week to art for his mail box. I used to send him drawings on postcards, so I am sure he will be happy to see I have moved on to paint.