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This painting is a classical still life done in the style of the Dutch Masters.
Delicious – Take a bite!
I went to my first class for learning how to paint like the Old masters. The work of the other students, some of whom have been painting under this instructor for 5-7 years, was incredible ! My jaw just dropped and I can only hope that with enough hard work, I will someday be able to produce work that is close to that kind of quality.
For now, my dining room table has become the drawing and drafting table as I work out plotting the ellipses which make up the hardware
of my still-life.
I have been meaning to try knife painting for quite some time, and last weekend, I finally did.
I chose a spot in my backyard which wasn’t in the sun and decided to paint a blue pot full of zinnias and petunias. The canvas the painting is on is only an 8×10, so getting details would be difficult. But, I have been yearning for the looseness that I imagined knife painting would provide. It was sheer bliss!
I encourage everyone to try it, especially if you want to have a looser feel to your paintings or if you just want to try something different.
I only used the three primaries plus titanium white. Many times, these were mixed directly on the canvas.
It is like painting with butter.