Still Life Revisited

Henry and Canvases

So that still life is still sitting on a closet shelf drying…or not drying.  The fingerprints just keep adding up.  I’ve been mulling over what to paint next while I put coat after coat of gesso on the next canvases.  (As soon as I make a sale, I’m going to start buying better canvases that are actually ready to use.)  I decided on … the still life.

Lots of famous artists painted the same subject many times.  Monet painted those haystacks so often that the farmers got annoyed and tore them down, just so he’d go away.  I’m making a few small tweaks to the composition and this time I’m using acrylics.  Maybe I’ll do another in watercolors or pastels.

My little supervisor in the tuxedo apurrrrrrrooves of that plan.  So far, I have the object outlines re-drawn.  I was kind of wishing I had traced it the first time, then I could trace it again.  Oh well, it’s like I always tell the students at school when they forget to save their work on the computer — it’s faster when you do it the second time.

That second canvas in the background is bigger, and I have plans for it too — inspired by looking out the window at the full moon last week as the sun was rising at the opposite end of the sky behind me.  More on that to come.

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