Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Delft Bank

Mary had this nice Delft piggy bank that we decided to paint today. It had odd slant eyes and a windmill on the other side. I decided to do something different because I have been reading about gradated dark backgrounds. The front cloth colours are blended, but the pig is done with decisive strokes. And the background is hard to see but contains blue, brown and red, becoming lighter towards the shape of the bank. Does he not look like a fat and greedy little pig!

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