Thursday, January 24, 2008

Finally Finished.

Oil on Linen, 24x18

This painting has been a long time coming. I have had it up for well over a year, but have gone 6 months here and there without painting on it at all, as I was getting distracted with other, less difficult paintings. I finally got serious and made myself finish it, and at long last I took the still life down today. So, it is officially done. I am pretty happy with it. I think it is definitely the best still life I have done so far. I may do a few quick ones to cleanse my palate before diving into any with serious finish.
BTW, this is not photorealism.
I thought this might be interesting, I posted a while ago about this painting. You can see how it has come along and how I made some changes that I think helped the composition- namely adding the red scarf through the middle.
Click here to see the post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful piece...The red scarf was indeed just what was needed. It's hard not to rush a piece that some people may considered done into a gallery - although since very little anywhere is selling these days it hardly matters - but letting this beauty sit and percolate was just what the doctor ordered. Good decision, Richard!