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‘Bedsit Dining’ week 3, work in progress. 8 June 2016

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‘Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep’.  Scott Adams

I have to confess I had to look up Scott Adams as had no idea who he was but liked the quote. He is an American cartoonist and creator of the Dilbert comic strip apparently.

I make mistakes in my art all the time, but as I gain in confidence in my work I think I agree with Mr Adams in knowing which ones to keep.  This painting was nearly abandoned twice through my impatience, but am growing increasingly fond of it as I work through the problems.  Patience is not one of my virtues unfortunately.

The peppers are now coming to life clearly as are the two bottles and the toaster. Still some work needed on getting all the perspectives correct but getting there.

The skin tones have proved more difficult as the girl’s face is in shadow whereas her hands are not, so have been battling to get the shadows and tones right; not completely there yet, but on the right track at last. Next week the details in the hair and dress.

The oranges and tea towel mentioned in last week’s blog have now been abandoned as I think the composition would be just too cluttered. Have decided the empty work surface at the front now works as the detail in the rest of the composition comes to life colour wise.

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