This was a fun painting. There was so much randomness in the shapes, values and colors that I could do nothing but look hard and try to see everything. I even like how the painting turned out to be almost abstract. After doing this one I have an urge to paint flowers for a while.


One thing I have been finding very difficult to do lately is putting the paint on the canvas as thick as possible. I have had to push myself to fill the brushes as much as possible or even more than I would think necessary before applying to the canvas. I have also been trying to mix the paint a bit less so that when applied the multiple colors in the stroke would be mixed with the eye. But, I still end up with a painting where the canvas texture dominates.


The Painting



The Setup



The Subject



  • Session: 277
  • Work: 272
  • 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."