Here is the second stage of my current and very violet/fuschia still life. And Oh Em Gee, it looks like I forgot to draw the stones (wink wink Jeff George)!
No, it did not take me two weeks to draw this much of the glass! I am almost done with the stones. The colors are really working wonderfully off of the background and it amazes me how much it pulls together when the concreteness of the stones are in place. I know I mentioned in my last post that the glass was definitely the most challenging part of the drawing, but it’s not! These stones have very intricate interplay with the glass and water, creating complex light distortion and reflections. I used a piece of glass propped up on blocks when I set up the initial still life, and then cut a hole in the fabric directly under the vase. Then I played around with shining a flashlight up through the bottom, as well as having another light source from above. It’s subtle, but doing this did create different illuminations in the set-up.
It’s really been quite fun to do this one. Next post will be the finished drawing. Thanks for reading.