Thursday, December 6, 2007

"Yellow Pitcher," 6x8, oil on hangable art board

Connie Kleinjans, original oil painting, Yellow Pitcher, 6x8This one was a challenge. It's a pitcher I got at an antique store; probably goes back to the 50s or 60s or so, and it's quite charming. I set it up in high contrast to emphasize its lines and shadow. Then I had a deuce of a time getting the ellipse of the top anywhere near right. Eventually, just for grins, I decided to turn it into a two-value painting, but get as much color into those values as I could. Not a bad exercise.


  1. Connie,
    I like your pitcher very much. The 2 value is a great exercise. I find it difficult to get the color interest going in my work. Love all the color in your the shadows.

  2. Hi Connie,
    hope you don't mind but I've tagged you!