Friday, April 23, 2010
Can you tell?
"Spicy Tuna", oil on canvas, 16" x 20"
You must be wondering at this point where I am getting all of the sushi for my pieces, or rather how I can afford to be purchasing all of these rolls. Well, as you can imagine this particular subject is starting to get a wee bit pricey. Thus, I cheated this morning and used a photograph from a cookbook as a reference.
While in undergrad, I was strongly discouraged from using photographs. My professors encouraged us to paint from life, so the true color, light, and LIFE of the subject could be more easily translated to the canvas. A photograph often manipulates the desired object, and a lot of details are left unseen by the lens. I find this to be true, but I have also found that when given a high quality photo, one can still create a worthy painting.
I ask you dear bloggers, can you tell the difference between the photograph referenced painting seen above and the two previous "from life" painting posts? You be the judge!
By the way, almost there with the white on white image in my head (read yesterday's post to understand).
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