I’ve been trying to find a way of shielding my subject from the overhead light (that I need to paint), in order to light it more dramatically – if that makes sense?
I rigged up a cardboard box to shield the pear, and had the light shining on it from the right. Unfortunately, it was also shining right across me and reflecting off my canvas. But I only figured that out once it was too late. As it is, I spent half the evening trying to raise my canvas to the height of the subject (MacGyvered with an eggbox, Prestick and a few trusty cable ties).
The background was a bitch and I got myself tied up into such knots, before pairing (haha) it down to basics in the finished painting. Although I do kinda like it just like this.
I was running out of space to store my paintings, so spent the morning installing these planks, and I’m so chuffed with the result!