I wanted to see what the orange would be like over black, I was thinking it would be very intense but I always mute my colors so much that it still seems a bit dull.


Tonight I may begin a series of still life paintings to test my drawing skills with a brush. I have been finding lately that my drawing has bee lacking tremendously again. Either I need to sketch daily or I need to build drawing into my painting session somehow. Of course any time one puts brush to canvas they are inherently drawing but there is a difference between the accuracy needed with fruit and the accuracy with the figure or geometric shapes.  If I can come up with some interesting still life that will challenge my accuracy with a brush then I think I may have the best of both worlds.


The Setup


The Subject



  • Session: 562
  • Work: 523
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 5"
  • 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."