Gardening with Scottie – Demonstration

Winter is a great time to work on still life paintings.  I usually look for a theme when I create a still life.  In this case, it was set up as if I were planning out my garden for the spring.  Actually, I do this but not quite as formally.

I initially set up the still life without the tray but added it to bring the background together.  As you can see, I also changed the color of the background to be more peachy-rose rather than the ochre color fabric.  Hey, it’s my painting; I can do what I want!  This is oil on a 20×20 canvas.

 

Initial still life set up with gardening books

Initial still life set up with gardening books

Oil sketch on primed canvas

Oil sketch on primed canvas

Second stages of laying in color

Second stages of laying in color

Closing in on the final stages

Closing in on the final stages

Gardening with Scottie, 20 x 20, oil on canvas, Kit Miracle

Gardening with Scottie, 20 x 20, oil on canvas, Kit Miracle

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