I am very happy with this little 4x6" painting. These lilacs are from the front yard and then I painted them in my studio. The Alumacomp surface peeks through the paint and seems to make the whole painting glow.
I had a good time doing this painting with an old glass bottle from a New Hampshire auction. Last week I decided to rearrange the lighting and set-up in my studio which was just in time for the challenge on Daily Paintworks, "The Sliced Challenge."
This is my entry for the Weekly Challenge on Daily Paintworks. I have a cupboard stuffed with kitchen gadgets, including a basket of cookie cutters. Using the painting knife on a still life with limited color choices was very challenging.
Part of Maine's Route 1 has been chosen for the month of May as the place of choice for the Virtual Paintout. I submitted this to the Virtual Paintout yesterday, May 6 and included the Google Map address. Most of the painting was accomplished with palette knives which gives it a plein air look. Reading Kevin Macpherson's book, 'Landscape Painting Inside & Out' has been quite refreshing after painting so many still life pieces this winter.