In the studio: Recent painting

Just wanted to share a large still life painting that I did fairly recently. Some people like to see my still life set-ups.  It does take quite some time to create a set-up.  I don’t just choose things willy-nilly.  There is careful consideration regarding flowers, fruit, vases, patterns, textures, etc.
I based this one on the craft style ceramic vase. Its shape, colours and earthiness helped me choose my other elements. The set-up is just as important as the painting.  (oil on board, 30 x 30 inches)

 

 

 

 

Sun Room Gallery, Colchester

I’ve been painting up a storm lately and my small studio in my little cottage is bursting at the seams. My lovely In-laws let me hang my work in their sun room. If you wish to view these paintings in person, private viewings can be arranged by appointment. Located in Colchester.

In my studio: Drying paintings and Sweet Peas

Above are my most recent paintings.  You can see my still life set up for my next painting.  Aren't the sweet peas lovely!
Above are my most recent paintings next to my still life set up for the next painting. Aren’t the sweet peas lovely!
I just finished this today.  Sorry I didn't document my process with this one.
I just finished this today. Sorry I didn’t document my process with this one, I was in the zone.  (oil on cradled panel, 20 x 20 inches)
Sweet pea detail.
Sweet pea detail.