Friday, January 16, 2009

Oil Painting Class

I have never tried oils. Can you believe that? So, I am taking a class with local artist and friend Frank Pierce.

My hope is to gain a better understanding of capturing light and shadow.
I have never been a realistic painter, but I think that is because I never thought I could. I am learning that I can.

I am painting an image of sunflowers in a clear glass vase. I wanted to learn how to paint the glass and the stems in the glass as well. So far so good. I am pleased with what happened during my first evening of painting.

what say you?
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~debbie said...

It is awesome! I'm so glad you decided to take the class. Can't wait to see it finished.

Lucy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Need I say more?? I've only really painted realistic paintings with watercolors, love doing florals with them. I think oils would be fun to do, I'm just afraid of getting into anything else!! Good going g/f!

Nanette said...

I say, I am even a bigger fan. I know these will be fabulous when finished. Yeah!!!

Penny A said...

i say you ROCK! not only CAN you paint realistically, you do so very well. i can only imagine that this piece is ever so much more lovely in person -- the colors are so rich! BRAVA!

Jeanne Rhea said...

Wow. Amy! You are doing a great job!