Sunday, August 27, 2006

STILL LIFE SATURDAY


12 x 16 OIL


Today being Saturday, it's painting day, but since the weather was threatening to rain on us, Echo and I decided to do a still life at home. Her freind Teressa came up to join us as the girls wanted to go clubing later.

I stayed home and painted... and this is the result. I suppose I spent about 6 hours on this. I took breaks, cooked dinner, watched an little TV and came back, that's a great thing about a still life. You can come and go.

I may go back and do stuff, but I don't like to pick as that cam ruin a painting, i am trying to do everything alla prima. This is the second still life I've done, or finished. I did one last year in Arizona visting Bret's place. The still life is still set up so I look forward to seeing what the girls do. You can see a bigger scan here, the pick isn't great as the painting is still wet and I tried to avoid the glare.

12 comments:

Travis Christian said...

That bottle is AWESOME! No really, I'm in a state of admiration, my friend!

Daily Paintings said...

very nice!

Kelly said...

Great job Mike! I love the way you're starting to get greater variation in the cool and warm tones in the shadows--truly gives life to those areas and as a result, the entire composition. Very nice painting.
Hey, we have to figure out what time we're leaving your place for prison. HAHA! I'll call Echo tonight...

Natmaleren said...

Very nice painting. I´m looking forward to see some more.

Pahl said...

I like the reflected color in the vase.

Brothergrimm said...

Wow, nice colors! The cloth kind of has a vintage Frazetta-eque look to it.

Mike M said...

Travis: Thanks amigo! The bottle and the apple are my fave parts, but the bottle laying down was the hardest thing to get.

Daily, Thanks, Nice stuff on your site too.

Kelly, Thanks, yes, warm up those cool shadows, it helps harmonize the whole thing. See you for our prison break!

Nat: Nice of you to say, stay tuned as I continue on my quest, i plan to do a painting a week deadlines allowing.

Pahl, thanks for noticing, yes, those few little touches really help add depth, though on second look they could be slightly toned down...it never ends.

BG: Maybe its the combo of the pre-toned toned canvas (Burnt umber)and the Pthalo blue which Frazetta was very fond of doing and using.

Bonaia said...

that's great! i love the red against the sheet.

Joe Jusko said...

Great stuff, Mike! Love seeing other artists private works!

Mike M said...

Thanks Bon, Bon!

Hey Joe, Thanks for the nice comments, I love seeing other art by artists I like as well. Welcome to my Hidden World ;-)

Teresa said...

I'm amazed! Next time I promise to finish mine.

Jim C said...

Really nice site.Solid nudes...They have a real presence.
Enjoyed this visit,thanks.