Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Yellow Bartlett

6x6 acrylic on panel

I tried to do some sketches from a few different angles before I started this piece.  I admit I haven't done that in awhile, but I've kind of been struggling with still life lately and it did make me feel a little more in control and familiar with the subject before I started painting.  I'm always anxious to dive right in with the paint, but in the end I think I might have saved some time from those few minutes of sketching at the start.  I know, I know.  It's not a new secret and it's quite obvious really.  I just forget the obvious things sometimes, and then when things don't go right I think I'm just a terrible painter.... I should write all the obvious things down and keep the list close by when I'm painting!


  1. I also just wanted to advise you that you should watermark your photos of your art. I have learned that sadly, there are people whom steal. I have had it happen to me before I watermarked everything.

    1. Oh I never thought of that... Good point! I'll have to start working on a watermark design.