Practicing from life study. Poinsettia is 9"x12", Acorn squash 5"x7". These subjects didnt change much with time, so that helped. I kept a single source of light on the left to get shadows that interested me in the subject. But that did make the amount of light available on my easel much less (that's why my paintings look darker), but workable. The blank space is painted white. There is no black in the leaves and petals, or the squash (though it might look so in photo). Thank you for looking.
Hi. Im Lindie from South Africa. Im so glad I found Mark Carder. You have taught me so much in your tutorials. Just following your instructions from painting dark to light and just looking at shapes to the best of my amateur abilities I produces my first painting. It was an amazing experience and looking forward to many more paintings. Thanks so much Mark. You have changed my life. Kind Regards Lindie
I painted this with a rag, not a brush. I absolutely love painting this way but I've never heard anyone talk about painting this way before. I'd love to do more of it, but the trouble is the microfibre cloths I use probably leave lots and lots of lint behind. (Incidentally I'm not sure if it's a sunrise or a sunset. I know one has more orange in it and the other has more pink in it)