Still Life Painting Progress

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I was getting anxious to get back to this painting. After another 6 hours or so, I have finished the teapot, continued working on the cup and saucer and started blocking in the flower. In the next session, I should be able to...

Still Life Second Stage

After the preliminary under painting has dried, it is time for the next stage. This is usually referred to as the “dead layer”. This refers to the stage that was used by the old dutch masters where they emphasized the lightest areas with white. These areas...

New Still Life Painting

I’ve been planning this painting for a long time and am finally getting to work on it. I had to find the right elements – teapot, tea cup, and stargazer lily – to get the look I wanted. Luckily, I already had gold satin fabric for the background. I...