Monday, December 31, 2012

Glazed Vase in Window Light

Another small 'daily painting' from a photograph.  I'd like to paint still life subjects from life, but as I've mentioned before, I don't have much in the way of vases and flowers at the moment.  Of course,still life doesn't have to be just flowers, but for now a photograph will do.  I wanted to keep the brushes moving.  Over the holidays I don't have the excuse of 'too busy to paint', so it's time to PAINT!

This is a 6" x 8" canvas panel painted in about an hour or so.  I like the vase; I think I captured the feeling of the glazed earthy finish pretty well.  The flowers...well not so much.  I was intrigued by the strong window light striking only the lower left quadrant of the arrangement, leaving the upper right in shadow, but I didn't quite get what I wanted.  I may come back to work on those a bit when the paint has set up.  For now, it will do. 


  1. Bruce, This looks great. Love the vase highlights.

  2. Hi Ruth...thanks so much. I am enjoying these smaller canvases. I know you are a real believer in the value of doing frequent small paintings, and I can see why.