Or, as Inspector Clouseau would say, “Bimp.”
I am learning to put my marks down and leave them alone. My process is alcohol underpainting, let dry; block in color on all the objects, add reflections, add cast shadows, walk away and do something mindless; decide what needs fixing and what can stay, add highlights and soften edges, then take a final picture; if anything jumps out as wrong, I fix it but I try not to go overboard. Then post for the next day.
This composition is a reaction to all the previous compositions in which I carefully keep everything from touching and try to control the space between them. Today I just piled everything on top of each other and made a stack. I like it. I like the colors, the zigzag spoons, the fact that I didn’t have to draw the pesky spout on the teapot because it’s buried in the blue cup. Problem solved!
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Here are two Work In Progress versions of today’s painting:
Sometimes you have to do it over. I like the loose quality of this painting. I like the warm blue of the cup and the spoon in it. I like the cast shadow on both the cup and the spoon. I like the tiny highlights everywhere. I’ve learned that I prefer to work with an underpainting.