Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Apricots and pitcher
At long last.... I finally have started painting again. I have really missed painting, and especially my class. We have about six women in the class, which meets weekly in Boerne, TX. They are all so supportive of each other, and I enjoy the laughter and fun we have together.
I went to my class yesterday and finished this painting I started almost two months ago. My reference was a David Leffel painting from Oil Painting Secrets from a Master. My favorite part was trying to figure out how he made his background. I'm not sure what he did, but I eventually used a palette knife to get the texture.
I should know better than to varnish the painting before trying to photograph it! There's quite a glare, and the colors aren't really true. However, this was the best photo I could get.
11 inch X 14 inch oil on stretched canvas (Click on the painting to enlarge.)