Carol Berry, Coffee Cups. Oil, 10 x 8 inches. ©2010.
I haven’t painted a still life since university, but have really been enjoying following many excellent daily painters such as Carol Marine and her wonderful still lifes. So when the weather was too wet this summer, I was inspired to paint a few still lifes that I setup inside our trailer. I really had fun and will continue painting still lifes this winter.
I see lots of opportunity for growth, I am challenging myself to work on being more decisive with my brushstrokes. I remember studying marker rendering as a graphic design student, and how with regular practice you went in just once with your colour. This is similar, with the added challenge of mixing the correct colour myself, compared to my student “palette” of 60 markers.