Monday 18 January 2016

Daily Painting #14 'Two Plums and a Saucer' 6x6" Oil on Board

It takes a while to set up a still life I'm happy with, up to about half an hour of changing objects, moving them around, and different eye levels, and then what size and shape board to paint on.

This painting I'm looking down on the subject, which I've not tried before. I enjoy mixing and painting the two different plum colours.

One of the things I'm working on is having a loose and painterly style, which I found harder on this small board of 6x6" something to practise!


  1. Very interesting to change the eye view and I liked the composition. Making each bush stroke count will be my mantra for the future! Keep going with the daily painting.

  2. I think I would have preferred the plums on the saucer. :-)
    The white saucer is well painted - a most difficult subject....

  3. I have been staring at the composition and I think I know what is happening . My eye follows the curve of the saucer and out of the picture at the top. I find it hard to focus on the focal point because of this. The eye does reenter the picture on the left again after having explored the saucer...hover around the plumbs and off up and out...ha a merry go round. What do you think?