Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 05, 2011
I recently found out I share a birthday with Burt Lancaster, Marie Antoinette, Daniel Boone, Cookie Monster (yay!) and Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin. So to celebrate our day, I had some cookies and created a painting after one of Chardin's paintings. His paintings often depict common settings, like the kitchen, and have wonderful diffuse lighting. I picked one of his easier paintings and one without critters.
I can easily get hold of pears, walnuts and wine, but not so much rabbits and birds. The challenge was trying to get the right lighting. Chardin's lighting is soft, yet strong. Below is my version.
This was a fun exercise and may try emulating some of his more complex paintings. As always, critiques are welcome.
|Pears, Walnuts, and a Glass of Wine|