I’m really taking my time on this one. I spent the whole hour tonight just on the orange and a small area around it.

I’m noticing that painting really well is taking some extreme focus for me to accomplish. Especially when I’m trying to place each stroke just once. So the position, shape, value, color and edges have to be spot on for each and every stroke. Sometimes it can get quite frustrating because I maybe get two good strokes out of an hours work, but its a great feeling when I do get it right.


The Setup


The Subject



  • Session: 567
  • Work: 526
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 9"
  • 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."