Session #553, Work #518

I painted three orange slices on this table a few days ago. I wasn’t sure of what to paint tonight but after looking at that painting again I liked it enough to revisit the setup.


The painting went quickly and I’m getting more accustom to painting more loosely. I put the paint down in the right place though, the looseness is not in drawing, but more so in the edges of each stroke. ¬†One advice of John Singer Sargent was to always paint objects into one another and never paint up to the edged of another object. Sounds easy, but try doing that while keeping the drawing accurate on the straight edge of a table, or a hard line where light meets intense shadow.


The Setup


The Subject


Session Details

  • Session: 555
  • Work: 518
  • Width: 9"
  • Height: 5"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: 1
  • Creative Time:



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Christopher Beaven

Christopher 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."

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