Bottle of Rum on White

Just a sketch tonight. I was up super early this morning with not much sleep, so by 8 pm I was dead tired. The focus of this painting was just to get 30 minutes in of something on canvas. I knew it would be just a quick sketch, but I wanted to capture the intensity of light passing trough dark liquid.

Just a quick sketch isn’t so bad though. I figure I could look at this quick painting and see if the subject is worth pursuing. Actually, now that I think if it, most of these small paintings are like that. I enjoy doing them and I do them as well as I can but, I always judge them later for larger and longer painting possibilities.

The reason for a bottle of rum tonight has nothing to do with alcohol. I like how the light passing through dark liquid casts a color of much higher intensity. I have done several paintings with light cast through liquid, this is one of my favorites.  This one also.

The Setup

The Subject

Session Details

  • Session: 616
  • Work: 555
  • Width: 6"
  • Height: 4"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: .5
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."

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