The texture and color of this winter squash was a lot of fun to paint. I most enjoyed how the bright yellow orange of the squash turned into the shadow yet kept some of its intensity. It was an interesting problem of color and value to puzzle out.


The Painting



The Setup



The Subject



  • Session: 259
  • Work: 253
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 10"
  • 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."