Lemon, Onion

So I departed from the container collection painting for a bit. I feel a bit guilty because I had a ton of fun doing this painting, and the container collection painting has been more like a chore than anything. Currently I’m not sure if I will return to it, but after typing that I know I’ll push myself to finish it.

This was painted on a bored that I gessoed many times and sanded to a very smooth finish. I wanted to see how I would like to paint on on such a smooth surface. I will admin that it worked wonders for the super black areas, much less glare then on canvases with more texture. I think I really like the smooth canvas, there is more of a focus on the brush strokes in the paint rather than the texture of the canvas showing through. I try to paint pretty thick all the time but, no matter how thick I paint there are place that will always show the canvas texture.


The Setup

The Subject



For some reason I felt like adding in a picture of my entire full setup. Its simple and easy, and I like my easel a lot.


Session Details

  • Session: 625
  • Work: 560
  • Width: 7"
  • Height: 5"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1.5
  • 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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