"KITCHEN SCENE" 11008 daily painter still life © Carol Nelson Fine Art


It felt so good to do this painting.  I have not done an oil painting yet this year, except for that manikin study a couple days ago.

Although I love acrylics, with all the fabulous mediums and effects you can achieve, there is no substitute for the luscious "paintability" of oils.  It's such fun to push the paint around.

Here we have two of my big black coffee mugs sitting on the counter with an apple and an orange - it was kind of an oval looking orange, but an orange none the less.  The warm tones and reflections inspired me.

Oh God, I'm flip flopping again.  Abstraction back to realism. Forgive me, dear readers, if you tuned in expecting to see an abstract composition.  There is one on the easel, however.  

As I was doing this painting, I was cursing my brushes.  I am the world's foremost abuser of brushes.  My acrylic brushes sit in water for weeks. As luck would have it, there is an art supply/framing store near me that is going out of business - 70% off art supplies.  I BOUGHT 26 BRUSHES!  WOO HOO. Back in business.

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 This is a black and white sketch that I created with Photofunia.  It is so cool whaat you can do with their software.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

love it Carol, and I also love the fact that you change...it is always a wonderful surprise...abstract, realism, color...

Bren said...

This is wonderful, love the mirrored effect on the surface of the mugs. I've not used oils as yet but expect I'd love them as well. You're so versatile with your art. All those wonderful new brushes, mmm...

claire christinel said...

Gorgeous warm vibrant colour palette Carol. Your signature colours! Love it!

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

YES! Wonderful strokes! I SO adore pushing oil about the surface!