5 Till 1
I had a lot of fun setting up this still life. For one thing, it came together pretty quickly considering how many objects are in it. I was able to use meaningful objects from around the house, like the little green books in the background. These are my daughter's little books, which are classics I think we all had at one point or another - The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny and The Tale of Tom Kitten. The dried flower arrangement is from my wife's baby shower that were made by her mother and grandmother on that day. Finally, the watch was my father's, which was a gift from my mother to him on his 21st birthday. They gave it to me a few years ago. Amazingly, it still runs to this day! Laying brushstrokes went pretty smoothly, for the most part. I did have to wipe a few parts off and re-paint them, but I was really surprised how much easier (and better) the second attempts came out. Normally I really struggle when I have to wipe off a part of the painting and redo it. It sometimes feels like failure, but I guess its just a part of painting. There's no reason to work in oils if I'm not going to take advantage of one of it's biggest benefits - anything is fixable!
5 Till 1
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Size: 8 inches x 16 inches on canvas panel.
Medium: Original Oil Painting
Availability: Contact me to purchase this painting.
Signed on front. Signed and dated on back.
book | flowers | lemon | oil painting | Still Life