6 x 8 ins, oil on canvas sheet
This little brass pitcher is special to me because my dad made it when he was 16. He passed away 10 years ago, and I have this on my kitchen window ledge now, reminding me of him.
I thought it would look good with these two citrus fruits and I am pleased with the result.
Here’s another simple still life, 6 x 8 inches. I set it up on a piece of wood right next to my easel and tried to paint what I saw. I’m loving the feeling of oil paints.
The next still life adventure was a white mug from my pantry and four pieces of colored paper (see the still life set-up below). I followed the guidelines by Carol Marine in her book ‘Daily Painting’ for the set-up and painting the ‘vulnerable’ areas first (the white cup). I loved painting the colors of the paper reflected in the white mug. My favorite is the lower right painting. (They are each 6 x 8 ins).
Then I tried a square format (below). The shape was interesting but i felt it didn’t add anything to the painting. I also changed the pink color, and I didn’t like this one as much (not so bright).
Next I worked on peppers in traditional oils, 6 x 8 inches on canvas paper. The green pepper is from a Patreon lesson by PaintCoach, Chris Fornataro, and the red one is from a still life that I set up myself.