Thursday, February 21, 2008

Feb. 20, 2008

Olives! I was standing in my pantry, actually going after the peanut butter, when I spied this jar of olives. Besides the fact that I really like green olives to eat, all of a sudden the wonderful colors of these little guys just begged to be painted. I had my spotlight in the studio set up on another still life arrangement and didn't want to move it, so I twisted the gooseneck on the easel light that I have and aimed it at the jar of olives. I make do with what I have, and the only thing handy to raise the jar to the height I wanted was my roll of paper towels. This created a sort of uplighting on the olives that actually has a lot more interest.
I had so much fun with this, that I'm thinking maybe a series of "everyday objects" is in order. Wonder what the next one will be?

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