- Gather ingredients and make a pot of soup.
- Set everything so that it looks pleasing.
- Take a photo, move a cracker, take another, move the spoon, take another, move the light, take another, stir the soup, take another... take way too many photos. (Honestly, they all look almost the same anyway.)
- Reheat the soup (Since you spent all that time taking pictures, it got cold.) then eat it while you look through all those photos and decide which one to use.
- Draw the image on the canvas. (Maybe you can draw well. I can't. Tracing paper and carbon paper are my friends.)
Here's the view from my seat.
See the photo on the left? It's a photo viewer. You know, one of those electronic frames that people buy for their grandparents, but their grandparents never use... There will probably be one at the next estate sale you go to, and it will most likely still be in the box. Buy it! It's perfect for reference photos.
Also, notice those two plants in the window...
Do you see him?
Oh, Buff! For the 100th time, you can't sit there, and you can't bite the plants!
This was the first version of "I'm finished!" Then I noticed that the bowl looked like a plate. Boo!
Questions along the way. Why did I paint that teal first, now everything it touches is turning green. How are these squares ever going to look like crackers? What color is boiled chicken? What color are noodles? How do I make it look like everything's sitting in broth?
My art challenge for this week was "Home Made." This soup did not come out of a can. It was home made.
Original Oil Painting on 8"x 10" Wrapped Canvas