6x6 Oil on Ampersand Gessobord
This is challenge #2 from Great Painting Ideas for Artists by Carole Katchen, which is to paint something you see everyday. I think soap qualifies for that (one would hope so!). I took a photograph of the soap in a dish located on the corner of the bathtub. The lighting was terrible so the photograph had little value change. For help I put the photograph in photoshop and increased the value changes and further increased the values in my painting. Photoshop is wonderful, but I have no idea how to use it. I can change the image size (very helpful!) and just learned how it can help with values. I can see that photoshop could become a crutch, but if used correctly it would help in learning how to see!