Saturday, October 08, 2005

Still Life

I remember that this still life was painted during my third or fourth art lesson and it was the one that restored some confidence in myself after the previous disasters with oil paints. The red blob is a tomato that grew as I struggled in my efforts to make it look like one. My teacher liked the windows in the background and under his guidance in putting the shadows and constant reminders about the tonal differences ad highlights, this painting at least did not deviate very much from what it was in reality:




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