This is my black and white still life. I posted it as a part of my portfolio previously, but I took a better picture so I thought I'd post it again. I hated this project with a passion, but I did learn a ton from it. This is one of my first traditional paintings. Also, I hate acrylics.
Here's my color grid. I killed myself on it, so I thought I would post it.
The project I thought was the most fun was the color comps. I hated them at first, but I grew to love them after doing thirteen in a two day period. I wish I'd finished all of them before I picked my color comp for my final. I think I learned a lot about color on this project and this is when I started to learn to paint loosely and light instead of objects. I hate the first comp; I would not choose those colors again. The bad color looks atrocious to me, but for some reason my friends liked it.
Finally: my final. The painting was much easier than I thought it'd be. It wasn't easy, but it didn't frustrate me nearly as much as the black and white painting. You probably can't tell because of the photo, but the paint application is much better in the color painting than the black and white painting.
My still life tells a story. Can you tell what it is?