Thursday, June 5, 2008
EDM #171 - Draw Some Ice Cream
I painted this bowl of ice cream from life. In Texas, in summer, this is truly a challenge. I first sketched the empty bowl. I then put the ice cream in. I painted 10 minutes from life, then put the bowl and ice cream in the freezer. I painted from memory for a while, until I got the bowl out from the freezer and repeated the whole process. Even with this procedure, the ice cream melted a little and as a result shifted and changed appearance as I painted. I hate it when models can't stand still!
I am really enjoying painting in oils. In June, I am challenging myself to paint 20 small oil paintings of simple objects. With work and kids, I don't think I can paint daily. But I can paint almost every day. Since it is summer, there is no homework in the evenings, which frees up some of my time. I'll see if I improve by painting frequently.