A journal of my painting experiences, including the good and sometimes challenging things that comes with it.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Patent Leather Pumps
7 x 9 Oil on masonite
This is a study to see how far I can push the color when the subject matter consists of two elements, one black and the other white. The large shape is of course, the black shoes. The shadow, although on a white cloth, is really part of the large shape. So I tried to tie them together. Patent leather has wonderful reflective qualities, so it allowed me to use more color.
I'd appreciate feedback on this piece, as well as the other paintings.
I'm off to the mountains, where the snow is falling like crazy this winter. Hopefully I can get outside to do some white on white plein air pieces.
My name is Jeanne Echternach and I am an artist.I've been painting for just about as long as I can remember. My blog is a forum to discuss painting and the whole messy process of creating art. I love to paint and love to talk about it too, so join in the conversation and have fun!