Student John Peace created these two paintings on our Still Life course with tutor Alan Dedman. John set the objects up in his home, and painted them from life. Drawing and painting from life is often the best way if you have a place to set up objects without them being moved. Good light source is key and John set the still life up below in a window sill so that the light was behind the objects. This can work for a few hours in the day, however early morning and later afternoon or evening can alter the lighting affect. This is when reference photos – or simply waiting to the following day to work on a painting can help.
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