So the picture is a bit blurry, but I definitely think it’s looking more plastic-ey. Small story - I was painting, and I thought this one friend, Luke, was staring at me. I gave him a funny look, but he goes “I’m just watching you paint.”…. It was quite nervous-making. ANYWHO. Yeah! progress! Oil on Canvas. 2’ x 3’.
I worked on the bottom part to make it a bit less… rockish…The contrast was too intense, and there was too much of a blue-gray. I’d like to add more whites and a bit more contrast to the bottom, but I think I’m doing ok in returning the off-white to the plastic. I used paint thinner for the darks and the lights on the bottem, blended them together, then removed a lot of it with a paper towel. Thanks to all my followers! You guys make me so dedicated to progress! <3<3<3<3 Oil on canvas. 2’ x 3’
EVEN BRIGHTER. Once we get access to a color for the plastic portion, I’m going to start the top and bottom. I don’t think it would be easy to mix a color that matches the ivory-esque color in reality. Using a white and any other color would just become a light version of the color. Oil on canvas. 2’ x 3’.
I guess you can see that I’ve got a new background for the painting. We don’t have a real easel to put it on, so the painting is currently wedged between 2 nails. It’s reallllyyyyy fun. <3 I’m having a great time with it. 2’ x 3’. Oil on canvas.
I think I’m finally starting to get the real feel of the string. I’ve lightened up the dark areas on the left, and I think I’m pulling out the highlights well. I also think I’ve fixed the brushstrokes. My art teacher and I had the idea to follow up this painting with two smaller paintings - a thimble and a needle. I think the idea of thread is so philosophical, and it’s fascinating to me. Also, I noticed later that the yardstick happened to be lying next to the painting, so I guess you can see the scale of the painting. Oil on canvas. 2’ x 3’.
It’s finally starting to resemble the spool that I’m trying to emulate. I’ve started to add white for the highlight. Hopefully soon we’ll be able to put two nails in the wall to serve as an easel, because we can’t find one big enough. The canvas will simply hang on the two nails, rather than trying to get proper lighting while it’s laying on the table. 2’ x 3’. Oil on canvas.