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Michael Dixon student work
Painting 2, Studio, Assignment 1, Still Life with Fruit
Oil on canvas
24x24

Assignment
Painting 2 is eight oil paintings at 24x30: five on stretched canvas, one on wood, one on paper, and one on cardboard. The first painting will be a personal still life with fruit and the second painting will be a self-portrait. The final six paintings will either be all still life paintings or self-portraits.

1) Paint an underpainting using the complementary colors of the still life (this can be in acrylic paint). Paint over the underpainting with the actual or “real” colors that you observe using oil paint.
2) Paint a monochromatic underpainting using all gray (Grisaille). Paint over the gray with the actual or “real” colors that you observe in the mirror.