Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yellow Apple - NFS

3/28/10 "Yellow Apple", 8" x 10", Oil
Artists who are really good at drawing can create the perfect oval of a bowl or jar in one sweep of the brush.  The rest of us resort to mirrors to see the image in reverse to determine where we have gone wrong.  I have a tendency to slant just about everything, so I have to be careful about this and by reversing the image, especially on the computer, the error is sometimes dramatic and obvious.  The oval of this bowl is not perfect, but it is better than the first one I tried!


  1. Hi Kathryn,
    Didn't notice the oval at all. Awesome color and paint texture!!
    I'm pretty sure that an ellipse viewed anything less than straight on does appear to slope though. Just food for thought.

  2. That's interesting--now I'm going to have to go back to my books on perspective and study this. All I know for sure right now is that when I took the first photo and flipped it, it obviously wasn't symmetrical. And I have a tendency to slant things even when I'm looking at them straight on. So on this painting I adjusted it to look correct from both angles. Its an interesting thing to study.