Sorry I have been incommunicado of late. Had to finish an art commission and was obsessive about working on the still life painting. I spent over 18 hours (working only by natural light) on repainting, adjusting, simplifying, and adding thin layers of paint. You might be able to tell on the coffee pot that thin layers were applied to emphasize the roundness of the form. My painting process is labor intensive, but I think it is worth it when I can achieve the three dimensional effect I am after. There are still many more layers to be applied, so it won’t be finished until January. I want this to be realistic and jump off the canvas.

This is the start of new series of still life paintings I have in mind.  I am excited about starting the next one, and may try working on two paintings at the same time.