Friday, March 11, 2011

"Green Bench and Pots" by Li Mahalik


Oil on Linen, 11x14

It's been so pleasant outside lately. My friends and I decided to paint a still life outdoor in my back yard yesterday. From doing this painting, I discovered that in order to show the sunniness, shadows have to be darker and the values needs to be stretched. But I also remember when I painted in the desert in the sun, everything was kind of golden, even shadows were not as dark. Then, we got into the debate about High Key or Low Key. Is this high or low key? I don't know.

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2 comments:

Shirley Fachilla said...

I vote for high key.

Li Mahalik said...

Thanks, Shirley. Can you tell me why you think it's high key?