After Pattie picked out two mundane items from around the apartment she arranged them wonderfully in my shadow box. I like having her pick out items for me to paint because I would normally pick out something that was simple to paint and would not challenge me. I remember once she picked out a black and white stuffed animal, I would have never picked that out because I knew that trying to paint something black and fuzzy would be super difficult. But, I painted it anyway, and I learned a lot from it.


Tonight I learned that the last five months of constant drawing has really paid off. I drew the glasses once in paint and I didn’t redraw anything twice. I feel very accomplished with this painting and I don’t think my accomplishments are wasted in the slightest on the subject matter.


The Painting



The Setup



  • Session: 234
  • Work: 228
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 8"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
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Chris 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."