Satsuma Still Life 2021


Before this painting I had been drawing daily for months and not touching any paints. Because of this a lot of time time was spent getting familiar with my regular oil setup again.

For this painting I just focused on establishing the major masses, covering the canvas with oil, setting up my value ranges and blocking in most of the colors at first. Just getting back into the swing of things.

I have to say that starting an oil painting after all these months was like a wonder breath of fresh air. I love painting in oils!


I Finished The Satsuma Painting

I was able to end up with a very productive art day today despite all the errands I had to run. Plus I finished the satsuma painting.

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Another Productive Day

I’m little pressed for time on today’s post so I’m going to keep it short and just chat about another productive day.

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An Abundance of Energy

I have an abundance of energy today due to some amazing sleep efficiency so I poured all that energy into creative work, loving every minute of it.

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The Art Marathon Has Begun

I’m off work all next week so I’ve decided to have an art marathon where I try and get in as much art making and creative work as I can every day.

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More Still Life Oil Painting Work

I’ve had a wonderful morning of art before I started my “real job” where I added in more still life oil painting work.

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Forgotten Nuances in Oil Painting

After a couple hours of painting today I realized that I’ve forgotten all kinds of nuances in oil painting. Luckily the intricacies of working oil is coming back quickly.

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My First Oil Painting in Months

Even though my sleep wasn’t the greatest last night I woke up with a ton of energy and was able to begin a new oil painting. My first oil painting in months.

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  • Work: 1743
  • Size: 10" x 8"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Sessions: 7
  • Start date: 10/11/2020
  • End date: 10/22/2020