Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tropical dreams........

Another piece from a still life setup of orange lillies. I used a lot of artistic license here, as you can see, comparing it to the photo. It was fun to just use it as inspriation and I like the tropical feel of the finished painting.Getting to like this still life thing.....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Still Life

I have never been very interested in painting still life. It is, after all ........STILL and  ummmmm.....boring?? LOL. However have recently been encouraged in a group I attend to expand my mind, drawing and painting skills by starting with a still life setup and working though the whole process to a finished painting. To my surprise I found it very satisfying and even fun! This is the result of my first ever effort at this exercise which I am actually pretty pleased with. Nice surprise and good reason to try something at least once! Now encouraged to do more......

How do you feel about still life? Have you ever worked from your own setup to a finished painting? Did you enjoy it or decided it wasn't for you?