Friday, February 22, 2013

Lilacs - Still Life

I continue to study still life painting through Dan Edmondson's online course.  I love the rich darks and beautiful colors in these paintings.  This one is on an 18" x 18" stretched canvas.  Medium is walnut oil.  Colors are predominately Rembrandt, with a Permanent Purple by Gamblin added to the regular palette that was a big help with the lilac color. 

Lilacs   18" x 18" oil on canvas


  1. Hi Bruce, this is stunning! I can almost smell the lilacs.

  2. Thank you Linda. I have enjoyed painting these still life subjects. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

  3. Hi Bruce,

    I just found your Blog. I am curious as to your thoughts now on how this course is helping you. From your other works, it looks like you are already an accomplished painter ( lifelike portraits, accepted in juried art shows, plein air, still lifes, etc.)

    It looks like a good course, that goes on into a Landscape course, and monthly classes on a continuing basis if needed. I am just getting started and find the idea of demonstration paintings being done a DVD a promising idea. Your thoughts are appreciated.

  4. Thanks for checking in and saying hi! I've responded via email to your questions about Dan's course. The short version for here is that I can't recommend Dan Edmondson highly enough...particularly for the beginning or intermediate student painter. His still life course is a flat-out bargain!