Saturday, February 21, 2009
Painting Study: White Chair
This little chair started out as a potential subject for a client. It wasn't quite the right fit, but I had the sketch laying around, begging to be taken further.
There is something I was trying to capture with the lighting. This chair is located in the prayer room of a local church here. The room when not being used sits dark and quiet. The natural light filters in weakly - just like how I found it here.
I love the dark shadows contrasted with the cool whites. Even the warm yellow walls appear cool when the winter light illuminates the room.
This was a bit different from my usual chair paintings which are loaded with rich texture. Since this is a 6" x 8" masonite board, I didn't have room to manuver my comb to texture it. This one is done in my smoother daubed paint style.