Martin Dimitrov artist blog. 

Study with Blueberries

10”x10” oil on panel

10”x10” oil on panel

For this study my focus was on:

  • Exploration of edges - soft, sharp, broken etc.

  • Composition using minimal number of values - I pushed the values close to each other and combined them whenever possible. I also omitted some values. For example, I did not paint the highlights on the cup. The highlights would have introduced another value and would have disturbed the quietness of the composition.

  • Somewhere along the way, I decided to include some purely abstract shapes into the painting. Because it was fun.