DAY #272 – FABRIC FANATIC

#272- FABRIC FANATIC (1)

I tried so hard to finish this painting today but it wound up being a little too large and a little too detailed.

#271- The Lone Pear (1)

Yesterday I completed most of the pear, so today was fabric day.

#272- FABRIC FANATIC (3)

I first tackled the background.  For me, it is the easiest way to begin to establish the light vs. shaded areas.

#272- FABRIC FANATIC (4)

Next were the “white” rings within the fabric pattern.  I learned fairly quickly on, there is barely any true white in a painting.  EVERYTHING HAS A SHADOW.  So even these rings have lights and darks depending on where they fall within the shape of a fabric crease.

#272- FABRIC FANATIC (1)

After 4 hours my family finally pulled me away from the painting.  I got that look like “You didn’t really think you were going to sit here and work on this painting all day did you?”  They are so patient with me.  I kind of did too and I would have, but my family is my reminder to find balance in life.  So I made my peace with the fact that this painting would have to live to see another day, I snapped out of my art coma, and went and enjoyed my family and the rest of the day.

#272- FABRIC FANATIC (2)

My favorite part of today’s work was creating the light and shadows from the fruit container.  I get such a kick out of playing with light.  It’s all of those tiny details that make a subject matter come to life.

I look forward to completing this tomorrow!

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