Last Sunday, my friend Laura Pommier and I spent the afternoon painting a still life in my studio. It’s very interesting how two people can look at the same things and come up with entirely different paintings. Well, a little wine, some snacks and lots of good talk. It was an afternoon well spent. Then yesterday I worked on the painting some more, adding the final details.
This is painted on a panel, 12×24 and was toned a pinky-peach color. Notice in the detail images how I allowed that to shine through for an added glow.
The Green Bowl, 12×24, oil on panel
The Green Bowl detail 3
OK, I had six days off for the holidays and spent quite a bit out in my studio. Escape from…or escape to….I won’t even go there. Anyway, some time spent nurturing my creative self. A little tea, a lot of lively music. (NO Christmas carols!)
I’ve had this little pumpkin hanging around since before Halloween. I just love the stem of it. This is an 11×14, oil on canvas. Painted in about three hours.
Pumpkin, 11×14 oil on canvas
I was also able to spend a few days creating this blue and yellow still life. Check out my Art pages for a complete step-by-step or click on the link below the painting.
Still life, blue bottles and lemons, final. 18×24 oil on canvas
Dos Palomas final. 18×24 oil on canvas. Added some cooler tones to counteract the overly warm tones.
Earlier I showed you my procedure for setting up a simple still life. This is the final painting. I used a toned canvas. If you’d like to see a step-by-step demonstration, click on the link below or go to My Pages and view the steps.
Final set up. Cup with silver spoon. Fixed silver foliage later.
It’s not always easy to set up a still life for painting. It’s much more than just throwing a random collection of stuff on a table. Check out my page for How to set up a still life for a photo story of one of my recent works. I’ll post the painting later.