Sometimes when I think something will be easy to paint it's not. But I am working on my 120 paintings. I have about 80 so far. And remember the thing was that you have to paint 120 bad
paintings before you are a really good
painter. So that actually takes a lot longer than just 120 paintings because not all of them turn out bad. But believe me I have my share of bad ones. On this one the table legs gave me a fit with shadows going everywhere and lights and darks on the skinny legs and only a very thin line to paint them. This is only an 8x8 so if it had been larger then I could have maybe had more room the shape up the legs. Good excuse anyway! I believe that a cup of coffee is put on the table it might just topple over.
Sometimes my bad paintings are bad because the composition or photo I started with was not that good of a composition (not a good notan
to begin with)--- so that will never make a good painting and you are pretty much dead in the water from the get-go. Sometimes it a drawing issue and sometimes it's a value and color issue. If I can get all these right in the same painting it will be a good painting!
But with each painting I am learning. I have another workshop coming up December 1-3 with Alice Williams.
Her style is really loose! I am looking forward to that.