Friday

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.

3 comments:

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.