Prior to this painting, i did a color still life painting of a different pear. when my art instructor, Neilson Carlin, saw my black and white photo of that other painting, he challenged me to paint a still life using only grey paints.
an artist, i forget his name, said that colors are just different values on a grey value scale. (i think he said something like that.) try this, if you squint your eyes so that just enough light passes between your eyelids, the colors before you will appear as though reduced to grey values falling somewhere between black and white. i have never painted in grey before, so in this painting exercise, i wanted to see if i could paint using only grey values ranging between 10 (“white”) through zero (”black”). it was a challenging exercise that involved frequent squinting, while at the same time translating the colors into grey values.
There Are Lots of Interesting Subjects Just Outside My Door Steps
Art don't have to be grand to be noticed and loved
The Last Day Of Summer In The Northern Hemisphere
At the end of the day, no one gets a prize for how complexly something was made
the process of “catching up” was no longer valid
I had a dream that I was looking up to the night sky
nothing is stationary