I felt last weeks’ still lifes were a bit hit and miss. I painted this on Sunday and it has survived the scraper, unlike some! That means it is a stayer and quite happy with it.
An optimistic subject, just about to bloom and hopefully bring brighter days ahead.
oil on board 10″x8″
10″x8″ oil on board
These flower paintings are inspired by some of my favourite painters. This one has got Stanley Bielen written all over it! I’ll now have to find a way through this likeness and explore beyond the heavy influence.
Oil on board 8″x10″
One more flower painting before I go back to portraits.
This series of still lifes is me exploring the mechanics of putting on paint. How far can I push the paint before losing the subject? How can I paint light rather than a thing?
One thing I need to drop is the reliance on the brush to make a brush mark. That might not make sense but…
I mean to paint the shape and size of a bit of the object in front of me and the chances that, in reality, it looks like a brush mark are slim. So how to paint that with a brush? That’s the thing I am struggling with. You can see the petals are too obviously brush marks with the width of a particular size of brush. Oh, the struggles!
10″x10″ oil on board
Demo for the Thursday morning class. Another one of a series of still lifes exploring light and shade, water and glass.
“Anemone and Ribes”
oil on board
oil on board