Still Life Update

Worked on the lynx skull, the notebooks and the bird statue a bit. Posting mostly so I have a decent reference before I dive into the marble table-top. Need to stop avoiding it and just dive into it tonight.

Still Life (in progress)
Still Life (in progress)

Still need to correct the drawing at the base of the marble vase and the apples are looking a bit flat in the shadows now. Once those things are fixed I’ll be able to put down a couch of trans red oxide in the background and scumble the blues back in. Hopefully I can keep that nice broken effect in the paint. Once the marble and background are fixed I’ll be able to put in the larger cast shadows.

After that it’ll just be about seeing how far I can push each of the individual elements in the painting.

New Still Life – in progress

This is a new still life painting that I’ve been slowly working on. There’s still a long way to go; I’d estimate that I’m about 50% done with this one. Everything is going to need at least one more pass, with the skull and marble tabletop needing the most work. But it’s far enough along that I think you can start to see what the finished work will look like.

Still_Life2-(in-progress)