I other words, I didn't take my time and carefully set the stage before beginning. When will I learn to slow down that rush to get the brush moving? Because of that, I spent extra time as I went along composing on the fly. And because I spent several painting sessions on this, when most of my still life paintings are done in one or two sessions, my plants keep dying and I had to keep replacing them! A moving target, in other words. But while my start left something to be desired, the painting began to come together after a while. I was determined to see if I could do something with it, and I feel like I did OK. In fact, I do like the figurine, even if the little boy and his puppy friends seem a bit out of place. But then, it's good to keep in mind Norman Rockwell's statement that whenever his painting was not going well, he put a puppy in it. So I'm just following the Master!!!
A fun experiment.....and darned if I don't like the painting.
|Green Vase with Boy and Dogs Figurine 12" x 16" Oil on stretched linen canvas|
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