Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Painting oranges in a bowl

This is a larger study of the oranges in the bowl from yesterday's set up.
I am only working with a few colors. Titanium white, cadmium orange, burnt sienna and ultra-marine blue.
Here is a close up. I love brush work like this and the thick and thin paint. Take a good look though..... It won't last. I have a horrible time controlling myself from this point on. I think part of the problem comes from having several finished versions of the same painting in my head, all in different styles of painting. Maybe as time goes by I will feel comfortable with just one style...or maybe two....or maybe not.
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Oranges in a Bowl - Study
6"x6" oil on masonite
SOLD

I told you this would happen. I started to over work the oranges so I made myself put down the brushes and walk away. I like the Van Gogh feel of this one. Simple and fun. Those are the best paintings to end the day with.

2 comments:

Tracy said...

Stopping at the right time is one of the hardest things to do as an artist! I constantly struggle with this.

Beautiful painting-it has a lovely kind of energy and I like the less finished and relaxed quality very much.

m collier said...

Nice to see you back at work -- I too like the energy of this painting --