Thursday, July 22, 2010

A couple of oils

It had been a while since I'd done any Still lifes in oils, so I worked up these two.

I've often find I paint to thick with oils, so I did have to occasionally let these sit for a number of days and revisit them once parts had dried, allowing work to continue. This can be frustrating, but it does gives the final work a very unified look re - thickness of paint.

I tried to keep their colors a little understated compared to some of my 'usual' palette choices. In the first one I used the red in the outlines to create some drama.

Peonies and Pomegranates on bird cloth
Oil on board Size 20X43


Peonies and limes on painted box
Oil on board Size 18X24


I tried to keep the brush work in this one pretty loose and clumsy, giving the painting a nice energy.


1 comment:

  1. When I quickly scrolled I thought you had painted smaller, detailed pieces, then saw that they were details. I like them as close-up paintings.