Session #591, Work #534

The seventh and last session for this painting. It has taken me much longer that I was expecting and even still, there are passages I feel were rushed. Mostly within the complexity of the celtic designs is where I should have slowed down more and take longer to observer as carefully as possible. Like a lot of artist I have a tendency to dabble, as in brushing the canvas with paint while without thought. Careful and considered placement of brushstrokes has always improved my paintings, but old habits are hard to break.


But don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with the overall outcome of this painting. The overall values are very closed to how I imagined. I like it dark, and I’m not afraid to hide most of the painting in shadow, there is a mystery that I’m chasing.

The Setup



The Subject


Session Details

  • Session: 593
  • Work: 534
  • Width: 12"
  • Height: 9"
  • Medium: Oil
  • Location: Still life in apartment
  • Art Time: .5
  • 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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