Thursday, October 8, 2009

Still Life With Cherries Lesson 18

The final touches! I used Van Dyke Brown and Perylene Maroon to add some very dark details to the cherry shadows. I used the Van Dyke Brown, fairly wet, to run tiny shadows along some of the stem areas.

Move your piece to another room or in different light. Step back from the painting so you can see it from a different perspective. Hold it up so that you can see it in a mirror. Note anything that you may want to change and let it sit for a while. After some time, go back and make the changes. This is an important time to remember not to overwork your piece. I was once told, if you think you are ALMOST done - STOP!

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