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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

White Rose - SOLD

"White Rose", 14 x 11 In, Oil on Museum Board
Still life painting is a challenge for me--deciding what to paint, how to set it up, all the gear required in the studio to get a good set up and good lighting. I have two big skylights but natural lighting is hard to come by in the Pacific Northwest during the dark months. So I use really big pieces of foam core to create a box around my table for the set-up, which works pretty well until my cat comes in and bats the foam core around because he's hungry. Everything about still life for me is experimental.

5 comments:

  1. Love the warmth of this lovely painting. Nice and loose!

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  2. I love the way you do still life. They are soft (and I think I really mean loose, but perhaps I mean soft focus) and the colors are delicious. I love the way you paint roses, lots of planes, it looks so simple, but I know it isn't!

    I agree that painting outside is much more fun, but these are beautiful too. Looking forward to the next one.

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  3. Beautiful warm, soft, muted palette. The white rose makes a lovely focal point.

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  4. Thank you all for your comments! Still lifes are such an interesting challenge--

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