Flowers and Orange Still Life Session 2

I’m still trying to simplify my strokes as much as possible for the flowers and orange still life for this second session. In some places I was able to describe forms very will with minimal brushwork, but in other places the abstract shapes look a bit stilted.

flowers and orange still life
flowers and orange still life

Overall I’m very happy with this painting. I have to constantly look at the forms that I’m painting and ask if what I have done describes it enough. I really like how simple the two yellow flowers are and how well they work, but the white daisies seem to be a very confusing jumble. It seems that there is a secondary art form in learning to simplify elegantly.

flowers and orange still life, setup
Setup image
flowers and orange still life, subject image
Subject image

Session Details

  • Session: 1040
  • Work: 873
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 10"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Home
  • Art Time: 2
  • 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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