Monday, February 16, 2009

Oil study #42

After a few wipes yesterday I ended up with a no show. So I went for simplicity today.

I think I got the transparency of the vase pretty well. I like the red in the shadow, but it's a bit too large for the size of the vase. I like the intense red (it's more intense than in the picture) against the more muted colors of the background and the surface.


Bob Barker said...

Good morning, Johanne,
The transparency must have been a little tricky to get just right, but I too think you did it. The reds are great, particularly on the inside of the flared top - really good. What is slightly disconcerting to me is the placement of the catchlight on the silver band - I want to line it up with the catchlights in the flare and the shadow of the vase. I may also be trying to impose a foreign construct that has no place in the art world.

In any case, the form of the vase is lovely to look at.

Johanne Morin said...

Bob, you're right: the catchlight/highlight on the band should have been narrower and a little to the right. This way it would have lined up with the light on the flare up. Thanks for your kine eye.