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.

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Session Details