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Summer Still Life
This Oil painting was completed in August 2007. I love to experiment with color and texture. These elements are always constant in my work. It's what I find appealing, so I keep exploring it in unusual ways.

This canvas is actually a recycled painting that my lovely Grandma picked up for me. It had an awful, somewhat abstract painting of flowers as the subject. Therefore, I had no anguish painting over it. I loved the existing texture similar to plaster, so I toned the background with a muted aqua and painted this still life. I like that this piece has had a previous life and is now reincarnated (hopefully its last). I think the texture lends itself well to the texture of the vegetables, especially the avocado halves. I also did this painting quite quickly relative to others. I wanted it to have a spontaneous feel, which is something I always need practice doing.

Please click on the picture to see the whole thing. :)
Topic(s): oil painting painting still life 2007
By Heather on January 15, 2008 at 10:17am EST Add/View Comments (2)
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