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Silver Globe Pitcher: Overpainting Stage 5

All of today's painting session was spent refining this area of the wax paper. I'm really enjoying all the transparent folds.

See the previous blog post about this painting here.

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Reader Comments (8)

Your paper is becoming so poetic. Still life has such a huge capacity for spiritual resonance.

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpatula

P.S. I can't wait to see the whole thing. :-D

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpatula

You do amazing work!

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol H.

Thanks Spatula and Carol!

Funny you say that Spatula, I've been thinking a lot about the spiritual nature of painting recently....

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie Jernigan Valeri

I hope you'll share what you thought up :)

January 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpatula

Hello Sadie,
I am at a discovery stage in color theory. I have the most important question about color and tone that I have ever asked. Please consider it.
If I have a color wheel made up of lets say 12 sections. 3 primaries 3 secondaries and 6 tertiaries and lets say I superimposed a tonal wheel over that. I know that the tones would appear to gradate from white to black, if I started at yellow, and made my way to violet. But there would be two tonal gradations, one on the red side and one on the blue side.
My question is, do they gradate at equal strengths along the way?
Another question is...
What if that tonal wheel had a certain degree of transparency and could spin freely on top of the color wheel I wonder if that would a certain degree of color harmony? What do you think?
I ask because I cant seem to break free from the black and white to include color. I took up drawing 4 years ago and I just fell in love with it. I am 41 now and streamlining my education is the name of the game.

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Becker

Hi Gregory - Thanks for your question. I'm not sure I completely understand what you are asking, but I can say:

The value steps between each color are not equal steps, they are unequal and random in fact.

I'm sorry I'm not much help, if you want to try to ask your question again I am happy to try to help you though!

I would say maybe you are thinking about it too much. Just try to paint instead! Set up a single white egg with a single lightsource on it, and try to paint a picture of the egg with all the colors and values that you see, very slowly and step by step. That will teach you a lot about color and value.


January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSadie Jernigan Valeri

Thank you for your response. I really appreciate it. If I could trouble you a little further, I posted a picture on my blog that represents what I am talking about. Could you look at it and give me your thoughts.
Thank you so much,

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Becker
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