Still life with conch, finished

Still life with conch, oil on canvas
Still life with conch, oil

I started this painting in June. It is my second oil painting, larger in size than the first (20 x 24) and filled with challenging objects. I had no idea it would take months to finish. At the rate of one studio class per week, it tested my patience. I meant to blog about the process step by step, which I might do in retrospect. For now, here it is, drying in my home studio. I learned a lot about setting up a still life, how to arrange the drape, choose the objects, paint reflective surfaces, select colors, apply glazes, how to start, how to finish and when to stop. I hope to remember what I learned when I paint my next still life.

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