|Autumn Still Life|
24 x 20
After a couple of days, the water in the large, glass vase turned a gorgeous amber from the flowers' stems; a perfect effect to link the yellows throughout the set up.
This was a nice change from all of the photo references that I've been working from lately and it really freshened my eyes, reminding me that real life has so many more colours than photos reproduce. The main effect that I wanted to capture was the sense of light on all of the greyed colours. Layering warm and cool colours within the greys set up a vibration and made them glow. While the effect is colourful, there is very little pure colour in the piece; surrounding even low chroma with grey makes it seem amazingly vivid.
The weather has changed dramatically here, and I'll soon be out in the car with my pochade box trying to capture the colours of snow.
Stay warm and happy painting!