I have been doing a lot of thinking about my paintings lately. I’m having trouble with focus as well as longevity and I think its directly related to my motivation with the subject i’m choosing.


I racked my brain for several hours tonight trying to find a subject that I have a lot of motivation for that I can also paint at night in my apartment. After a long while, and no solution, I settled with a new subject for tonight’s painting.


At some point soon I need to really dive into subject matter that motivates me. I’m sure that if I establish a focus for my work that I will have no issues with working longer with intense focus.




The Painting






The Setup






The Subject






  • Session: 290
  • Work: 284
  • Width: 10"
  • Height: 8"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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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."