Friday, February 20, 2009

Food for Thought

The other night I decided to try something different. I thought it might help to get away from the subject matter I had been painting and do something entirely I went into the house and grabbed two clementines, got some leaves out of the yard and put them on the window sill over my palette. This is the result. What I gained from that exercise is the awareness that painting is all about shapes, value, composition, color and their relationships to each other. That's it. The subject matter can be anything....or nothing at all.

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful Janet! Somehow the oversized leaves from your background work so well in highlighting and drawing the eye to your juicy clementines. I love it!