The Laidley Art Society challenge of the month is ‘Autumn’ so I set up a still life with apples (harvested in Autumn) and a cup of coffee for the reward of harvesting. I’ve never actually harvested apples but why let that ruin a good story :) But really the inspiration for this came from the basket I found, it was perfect for the apples. It was a fun challenge to paint from life. Thankfully though I did take a photo of my setup as the roses started to wilt fairly quickly, so I was forced to paint them from the photo. All in all, I’m pleased with the outcome, and already have ideas for another still life :)
Genesis heat set oils on stretched canvas 60cm x 50cm.
Magicians of Still Life
June 2014 Invitational Exhibition
Still Life Paintings group
sponsored by Solo Exhibition