When I started this still life the bowl was full of grapes. As I progressed I had to make the aesthetic decision as to whether the grapes were more important or the shapes behind them. It was a delicious choice.
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I love a daily apple with a little salt on the tart ones. But to be honest I prefer peanut butter. This painting is on an acrylic panel that I sanded down and then applied a couple of coats of gesso. I did some research and found others using the acrylic with out problems. I did a few test panels and found out it was very difficult to scratch off the gesso and water didn't faze it after the gesso was dry. I believe these panels are better than masonite. When I had my frame shop I framed several older oil paintings from the Twenties and Thirties and always had to be careful of paint that would flake off especially on the edges.
Several years ago (70's) I painted a large, old jade that had some
character. I decided to paint a small one now and every once in a while
repaint it to record it's growth. I am hoping that this pathetic thing
will develop some character with age.
Welcome! I am a retired art educator that enjoys painting still lifes. I like to use transparent and opaque oil colors to create abstract compositions with interlocking positive and negative shapes. The paintings are for sale on Daily Paintworks. Please check out my gallery and subscribe below to be notified by email about each new post.