by Dot Bunn
Today was the first of a four-day oil painting demonstration lasting two hours each session. For the next three Tuesday, I will be painting the still life shown above. I arranged, lighted and set up this still life in my studio. The digital reference image is a picture I took with my Olympus Pen Camera. I then manipulate the image in Photoshop Elements to enhance the image. Two full-size drawings were made, and the final one was transferred to the foundation of the painting. Each drawing refined and formalized the image. I am not copying the photo as is but referencing it for form and a suggestion of color. Continue reading.