Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pear Still Life

Four Pears – 6" x 8" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

This is the still life I have written about before. In this painting I was trying the technique of painting with glazes. Typically I paint in the direct alla prima manner, that is most of my paintings are completed in one or two sessions, wet in wet without using any medium. As I am trying to branch out with my painting skills I thought I would use this still life to try out painting in multiple sessions and using medium mixed in with my oil paints.

It is amazing how exploration sometimes gives you something you did not expect... I have learned a lot and I do like how in a few areas the spots I painted in the first session show through slightly through the subsequent layers of paint.

Thanks, Liz

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