|6x6 Oil on Gessobord panel (Click to enlarge.)|
The white rose: I am still in my infancy when it comes to painting roses; however, this one is a big improvement over my previous ones. I wanted to stay loose and I think I achieved that. Watching some You Tube videos has helped me with this skill. For those struggling like me with staying loose, putting your strokes down very quickly is the key. However, "detailitis" people are fearful of quick, seemingly random strokes. But, I was amazed at how much fun it was!
The apple: I really love painting apples and I prefer painting apples that are not "Snow White" perfect.
The pince nez: This is the second time I've painted this little pair of vintage glasses. The stamp on the very old case says they were bought in Huntsville, Alabama. Though my grandparents were not from Huntsville, they did live in Alabama.