Tonight was a combination of a random subject matter and false lighting. I used an app on my phone to pick some random numbers and I ended up in the kitchen with my portable light searching for a subject. For weeks now I have looked at our orange bowl capturing sun light streaming in through our kitchen window. I couldn’t capture the sunlight so I used my lamp and made my own.


I tend to push all my values to a darker scale intentionally. I like everything darker, higher contrast, more dramatic. This painting was no different, but I also tried to push the contrast between color intensity also. Those oranges are made of the most intense orange I could make plastered thickly on. The rest of the painting is almost all gray.

The Subject



  • Session: 436
  • Work: 414
  • Width: 9"
  • Height: 12"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment interior
  • Art Time: 1.5
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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."