New still life painting

Still life painting of eggplant, peppers and tomato, 11" x 14" oil painting on canvas

This is the painting I've been working on in class at the Maitland Art Center. The green pepper gave me fits for some reason, but I feel it's time to move on and let this go. I'm working on another one at home with peacock feathers and peaches on my antique sideboard. It's proved to be a challenge getting the fine detail painted on the peacock feathers, so I made another trip to the art supply store (!) and got a different type of medium (Gamblin Galkyd). The store clerk seemed to know a lot about paint and convinced me this was by far the best medium, when thinned appropriately with spirits/turps, to use for detail work. Of course, a number of other items made it into my cart and my wallet gave up another 50 clams (sigh). This sure is an expensive undertaking.


marianne said...

those art stores can be dangerous places! especially when they have knowledgable clerks! i like the still life- it looks good! very brave to paint peacock feathers.... look forward to seeing it!

marianne said...

gayle- i have something for you on my blog, if you want it-

Gayle said...

Thanks for the comments and mention on your blog Marianne--that was really sweet. I only had time to check out one of the other blogs you highlighted, but it looked really great. Can't wait to see the rest.