Tonight I painted using a “site size” method. I have used this method before, many months ago. It helps with drawing which I have been doing terrible on lately.


I moved a still life setup from my living room into my studio / office to take advantage of some shelving with a dark background. I planned on doing multiple sessions with this painting and this first one is to establish good drawing with general value and color. Tomorrow I will get out the smaller brushes and start in with the finishing touches.


The Setup


The Subject



  • Session: 564
  • Work: 525
  • Width: 6"
  • Height: 4"
  • 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."