|"Gourds of a Feather" 2010|
Oil on canvas, 6" x 6"
I've started playing with oils and realism. This is my first still life - three tiny gourds (the white one is only 4 inches across). What fun!
Oils are not easy for me - I'm an instant gratification person. But I'm in love with glazes. (You should have seen the actual (as in realistic) colours of the gourds before the glazes - yuck!).
But a little glaze mix of burnt sienna and raw umber layered over and voila! Dripping with chiaroscuro, and looking so old :_)
I've also completed an abstract - will post on that later.
For now, it's back to hunting for my next subject, and following some of my favorite artist blogs as well. I've got a free week to fill up on art - a wonderful way to end the year!