I finished my good foundation still life tonight with this third session. I was surprised that I finished it tonight I was expecting it to take much longer, maybe one more session but I guess the way I was working was faster than I thought.
I could have spent another session on this painting, refining each object into something closer the subject but I wanted the painting to not look very labored and the brush work to stand out. Unfortunately I think it still looks a bit labored I still don’t have the confidence to lay most strokes down once and leave them. There is a whole other level of art in the subtle abstraction of forms.
A Good Foundation: Session 3, Post Inspiration
It’s fitting to show Richard Schmid as an inspiration for this post. He has the ability to make oil painting look effortless. There are a whole new generation of artists attempting to paint like Schmid and I can see why, I would love to have his skill, all I need is time.