Our 2nd salon challenge was decided
by picking items out of a hat.
(I mean the written word of the item.)
We just blurted out things that might
be interesting to paint in a
Cubist Still Life
and picked 4 out of a hat. We chose:
1 - A gourd or pumpkin
2 - An old shoe
3 - A round glass "thing" or bottle
4 - A sea shell
I sketched my items, from all different perspectives,
onto brown paper with charcoal
and cut them out.
I wanted to make my cubism still life as a tondo
because I had seen some cubist paintings made that way.
Examples of tondo shapes (they can be oval too):
Picasso - Still Life With Chair Caning - 1912
Braque - Still Life With Violin - 1914
Picasso and Braque as you may know
We chose an 8 color palette:
Alizarin Crimson Permanent
Sketchbook sketch (about 5 x 5 inches)
I thought I might use more dividing lines, but I didn't.
Here is my sketch onto a panel 24" square.
Stay tuned for part 2 of our challenge!
I will reveal all of our creations
and any comments that might be helpful
for anyone who might like to try this.
Thank you so much for checking in
and Happy December 1