As you know, I have been taking oil painting classes for a little over a year. You can see some of my creations here, here, and here. Lucky for me, my art teacher is also my neighbor. She stopped in recently to pick up a book, and I showed her the new furniture arrangement that I did in our foyer and asked her advice on art work for the area. We picked a temporary solution, but she decided I could paint a still life for the space.
She looked around at my things and started creating table top arrangements with items she felt would make a good painting. This one wouldn’t work because there is a glare on the plate.
Just by moving slightly, I eliminated the glare. Come along and see the possibilities we came up with.
We even used the floor. There is too much space between the elements here. And let me just say that our floors are stained brown (provincial exactly), and I don’t know why they look yellow in every photo I take of them.
Things were moved slightly.
The floor just wasn’t doing it for us, so we moved back to the marble countertop.
The cloth is too flat here.
We tried lots of angles.
We liked this one.
We liked this one, too.
Then we decided to switch teapots, but I didn’t get it in focus.
We liked the way the one little packet of sugar repeated the green color. She said it didn’t matter that the silver is tarnished.
After just three shots with the green teapot, we moved on.
No. No. No.
We tried another blue teapot. We felt the deep blue color was better than either the green or powder blue.
I love how changing the angle every so slightly makes a big difference.
Now I am behind the teapot.
Okay, after taking over 50 photos, we have narrowed it down to two. This one and …..
…..this one. Which one should I paint? Let me know your favorite. I need some help.
Linking to and Shabby Creek Cottage