I started this still life of flowers in a brass bowl a while ago but never felt comfortable with the way it began. So I started over on a larger canvas and with a looser brush and more color.
My favorite still life artist of all time is (Henri Fantin Latour). I am trying to keep Latour's loose brush work in mind as I proceed with this painting. My attention is focused on the the white peony in the center. I am trying to work from the center out remembering that the star of the show should be supported and not upstaged by any other object.
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work in progress
oil on canvas
From this point on my goal is to make sure each brush stroke has meaning. Each stroke should reveal a small part of the entire story of this painting...
Hopefully it will have a happy ending.