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Old 02-02-2018, 09:05 PM
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Earth tone subjects?

I have to make an artwork with spices for a class. All of the spices I have are earth tones. I usually paint brightly colored things and now I can't think of anything interesting to make. Any suggestions?
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Re: Earth tone subjects?

Choose any subject that has a full range of values from the brightest white to the darkest black. They are almost all going to be dull, so use value rather than colour in your painting to create contrast and model your shapes. It might be good to do a dramatically lit still life.
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Re: Earth tone subjects?

I guess red onion skins wouldn't technically count as a spice...
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Re: Earth tone subjects?

Group of rocks? Tree bark? Woods? River bed? House walls? Vegetables and fruit skin? Choose earth coloured things.......or..... other spice colours are chilli flakes -red, tumeric - yellow, paprika - orange....use your imagination to think of more.

The Old Masters used almost all earth colours in their paintings, modern synthetic colours didn't exist. Look at the works of Da Vinci or Rembrandt
Don't think of them as 'spices' think of them as pigment colours.......!
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Re: Earth tone subjects?

Take a look at one of my Watermedia forum guide's work HERE. Although Alfred works with coffee and tea and those aren't spices, you might get some ideas.
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