iCOMPLEMENTARY COLOR STILL LIFE ACRYLIC PAINTING For this exercise pick one pair of complementary colors and complete a still life using the mixture of those colors as well as the tints and shades of the mixed colors. You may use your color chart as a guide but remember there is a wider range of value than your chart shows. The still life you choose should be the same still life you used for the monochromatic drawing. You will not, however, be penalized if you picked a different group of objects. The reason I ask you to use the same group is for the sake of comparison. Your goal is to paint the still life as realistically as possible, including the imaginary background and the surface on which the objects are sitting. Pay attention to the negative space as much as the positive space. Pick the direction of your light source and highlight and shade accordingly. In general when painting with acrylics working from the back to the front is a good idea so that the objects will seem as though they are pushed forward. DO NOT place your objects directly on the horizon line. This is a 10 point exercise and will be graded on your composition as well as your success at creating objects with volume and form. Use the range of values you found by making a color chart to paint the highlights and shadows both for your object and also for any cast shadow and background.
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