Original oil painting on mdf board 9x7"
I wanted to see if I could bring some of the experience I've gained lately of working swiftly en plein air into painting a still life. I selected a 9x6" panel as this is what I've been working on a lot outdoors lately and set up a still life using some objects I have already painted to give myself a bit more of a chance. As usual I worked from the back of the set up to the front. You can see some progress shots in the slideshow below.
I tried really hard to work as directly as I could, aiming to lay down each stroke with the right colour and leave it without any further adjustments or strokes over the top. I didn't manage this over very much of the painting, but I did find that my concentration and decision making had improved a lot. After 1.5 hours it was time to stop as I had to pick up my youngest daughter from nursery. Very frustrating as I was so nearly done. I'll finish off tomorrow as long as the light is ok.
I am a realist painter, working in oils, painting landscape and still life.