En plein air: Still life painting outside

I took advantage of the intermittent sunshine and took my still life set-up outside. Above is the first one of the day. I used a bigger palette because the available space in my pochade box is very limited.
After an hour of cloudiness, the sun came back out and I painted a second one. I particularly like this one.
Here are all my recent fig paintings. The one at the bottom was done yesterday in my studio.

Recent painting: Spring Sunday

Above: ‘Spring Sunday’ oil on cradled panel, 30 x 30 inches– I have recently been working on a large still life painting filled with various subjects.  All in all it took me 4 days to complete, working an average of 6hrs a day.  It was very hard work and it took a lot of energy to finish. Moving forward, I will be working to the ‘less is more’ model!  Regardless, I am very happy with how it came out. I think doing detailed ones like this every so often will be fine.

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