It is no secret that I have been struggling with subject matter for weeks. Every night seems to be a struggle to find something of interest to paint. It’s late by the time I start a painting so my subject matter is reduced to what I have close at hand, so I arrange it under the light and go through the motions.



Don’t get me wrong, I feel accomplished every night after finishing a session, training myself to SEE every night is a big part of what I’m doing, but I have this urge to push further. I want to train the grammar of art while at the same time feeling the emotion of the subject and dealing with the much harder task of conveying that to the viewer.



The Painting



The Setup



The Subject



  • Session: 292
  • Work: 285
  • Width: 8"
  • Height: 10"
  • 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."