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Sunflowers

Acrylic paint on 6×8″ watercolor paper painted from life

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Still Life Series #5

This is the last of the still life series with coffee and sunflowers. For this one, I put a painting/collage behind the still life set up and like how the figures in the background almost look like you are sitting in a cafe and watching people out the window. I will use this idea again as it solves the question of what to put back there!  I learned that the more you paint something the drawing becomes easier and ideas come faster on new ways to handle the subject.

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Still Life #4 in Series

FullSizeRenderThe objects are getting to be more familiar to me and I am seeing the spaces I want to create and the different diagonals. I like this grouping of objects. It spells comfort to me with old pieces of pottery that I’ve had for many years and the good coffee that came as a gift.  This is a 5×7 inch acrylic painting done from life.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/264977316/original-still-life-acrylic-painting-5×7?ref=shop_home_active_1IMG_4276

I tried to add a photo (top) from my phone because it is so much more like the original painting. Instead of deleting the bottom photo, I want to share how important it is to upload a great photo.  The vibrancy is amazing in the top, which is actually how the painting looks.

Interior with Flowers

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This week’s Daily Paintworks challenge is to paint an interior. This was from a photo I took of fresh flowers in front of a painting. It is 8×10, acrylic on stretched canvas. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, here’s the link to the auction:

http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/christine-parker/interior-with-flowers/193587