Top Lit Pear


Pear and Silver, Lit From Above, oil painting, Jeffrey Smith

Light from above is just plain cool! When I was a student at The Atelier, I was fascinated with the effect that light from the skylight in the main drawing room had on the form of whatever we were drawing. Nuances were much more pronounced. You could really see the fullness of a curve.  Things …
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Alla Prima Pear


Dual Lit Pear, 6x8, oil on panel, by Jeffrey Smith

Let there be light More alla prima work this week, but this time I did something a little bit different. The above painting was done using 2 different light sources. One, a standard 100-watt incandescent bulb. The other, a 60-watt incandescent with a subtle blue theater-light filter. I attached the standard unfiltered lamp to the …
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