Change is a good thing. I believe that holds true in life (still or not), painting and for blogs. So I have changed the layout of the blog ( I think my third in 5 years). Speaking of changes, I have changed the design on the plate in this still life 4 times. I am close to calling it the final design but nowhere near the final phase of painting. Much to do yet.
Work in Progress- Still Life with Orange
oil on canvas
This has been a week of changes in the studio. I changed the music website I use to listen to music while painting. My daughter-in-law suggested I try( Pandora Radio). I must say it is excellent. I highly recommend it for any artist in need of a change to the studio routine. You choose the artist or song and they custom build a radio station for you. I have my Micheal Buble/ Frank Sinatra station, my Randy Travis/George Jones station, of course the Ella Fitzgerald station and my newest, a classical Joshua Bell station.
This is not me juggling oranges... just using this one to get a better feel for the texture. Frank Sinatra singing "Come Fly with Me" in the background.... Life (still or not) is good.
Wow, that Pandoras Radio is very cool! I like to listen to books on tape when I paint but there are stages of the process when only music will do. Thanks for the tip!
Excellent still life Peter. My favorite is the napkin. I like the angled shapes against the curves of the other objects. Nice job.
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