Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Bowl and Two Vases

A very Happy New Year to all - my first post of the year 2011!
This is a study that I followed from the book - "Capturing Radiant Light & Color in Oils and Pastels" - by artist Susan Sarback.

Here are few things that I learnt from this study:
1) First time used the Palette Knife to paint - it felt so awkward at first to paint... getting used to it slowly.
2) How to paint the effects of light on shadows of different objects - bowl here is an opaque object, the blue Vase is transparent object and the orange Vase is translucent object.
Notice that the green bowl being an opaque object, its shadow is darker towards its base and becomes lighter at the other end. The orange Vase is translucent, so typically shadows of such objects are light towards the base and grow darker towards the ends. The blue Vase is transparent, see how its shadow dithers in no specific pattern as seen below.

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8 x 10 inches, Oil on Canves Panel

I hope to do couple more studies from this book. The next in turn is a simple landscape study... stay tuned!

As always, Critiques and Comments are always welcome.


  1. Awesome!!!!! Keep it up. Gr8

  2. Thanks Gauri and Naina for encouragement!

  3. This is very attractive!like it

  4. Prerana, you hit it right! Lovely study, will lok fwd to more!

  5. Thanks Madhuri!
    Padmaja - where were you? I missed you :) Usually you are the first one to comment... Thanks and I have posted another just now..


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