Dinner is often dictated by which vegetables at the supermarket would look best in a painting.Phil McAloon
Phil often makes me laugh. Click through to see his “brawny red pepper”.
Went and saw this exhibition last night. Phenomenal. I raced around it in an hour, but I really should have spent at least two hours there. Such a variety of work, and I liked many of the pieces. I think I’ll have to go back a second time—maybe with the kids.
I really like this. Authentic, experienced advice. And seeing a studio full of paintings. Makes me wanna be a full-time artist. 🙂
The five rules he discusses:
When I’m doing paintings, when I get to the highlights, especially if it’s a warm object that needs a highlight, the whiter it goes, the intensity doesn’t seem to be quite as bright. So I will usually tickle it with a little bit of green and blue, or a touch of magenta and blue, in the white, just to kind of feel it vibrate a little bit, to see if it’ll separate as a highlight….
Something I always try to avoid is going 100% white or 100% black. You just kind of lose colour completely, or you go flat, or it clips.Mike Hernandez on the Plein Air Podcast