Some days these days I do not often know which is one day and which moment belongs to the next. I have been pushing myself to get a lot accomplished during my last term at the Angel Academy of Art here in Florence, Italy. I am currently on my last still life project: the texture project. Parameters consist of a bas relief background and perishables (in my case fruit). The central object of interest is a vase that I received from my dear friend Hélène Delmaire about five years ago.
Anyway, this image shows you my previous project: the red, white, and green one. How to paint a bright red, as well as a white object using colors much darker than pure white paint (because the highlight must have that). On the floor, you may see my textured background … a sample for stone on the exterior of a home. Thanks to Materi.ka ... materiali per la casa, Via Capo di Mondo, 21R, Firenze for the display sample. It was missing some rocks on the corner, so I made some out of clay and then painted them a similar color.
I had asked the Maestro of the school if I could have a studio space next to a wall so that I would be less tempted to be the party organizer and socialite that I am so tempted to do when around people and on comfortable ground. I must say, in addition to some privacy, the wall also gives me more storage space.
Now, to work on other things in my life on this lovely Sunday. . .