Friday, June 8, 2012

White Rose, Wilting- still life, oil on canvas board, 8x10


My first daily painting. It took me a few days to get started. Of course, I had a lot of excuses- the light isn't right, I need to do the laundry, I don't know what to paint- and the list goes on! What I finally decided on as a subject is a drying, wilting white rose on my windowsill. There is a long story behind white roses that I might share in a later post, but for now- just know that I think it was a fitting and appropriate subject for my first painting posted on this blog. Still life, oil, 8 x 10. Go to   http://www.etsy.com/shop/OliveandAsh  to purchase.
I finally found a spot in my house with great light. It's just a corner of my living room and I hate that it is right by the front door, but when you have a small house, sometimes you just have to compromise. As soon as I sat down, I knew it felt right. So, it's going to stay put!
I'm really trying to stay loose, paint quickly and play with the color. Now, to start thinking about tomorrow's subject.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you are doing painting challenges - reminds me of the photo scavenger hunts I do - its always good to push ourselves :) & light - its all about the light!

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