This month I spent a week in Maine painting landscapes (images coming soon!). The experience once again drove home how challenging landscape painting is for me: from siting locations, to handling trees, to edge control, to atmospheric perspective.
So as a treat to myself when I returned home I spent this weekend doing studies of hard-edged, candy-colored, shiny things.
The cans were painted in 3 and 4 colors with a large brush – again, pushing myself away from the detail work I normally do. The red candy was 3 colors, but I did allow myself to use a small brush.