Photo of still life oil painting in progress by Rita Romero.The painting is almost done. Worked two more 6 hour days finishing the flower and teacup. Made some adjustments to the background fabric with glazes and started working on the foreground fabric. I am not quite happy with the foreground fabric yet. I will need to repaint it to make it look better, even though this is the way the fabric looks in my set up.

This has been a great learning experience in handling a realistic still life. I am planning several more still life paintings in 2012, as well as other subjects. I am never short of inspiration, only short of time in which to execute my ideas.  Hopefully, some day soon I will be able to devote all of my time to painting.