Monday, February 20, 2012

Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea, oil on panel, 6"x6", R.L. Delight
Here is a recent "daily painting". I am getting faster, sort of. This painting took four hours but I spread it out over three days and worked on other drawings and paintings as well. This is only a portion of the still life set up. I will be moving on to painting a larger painting of the entire set up. I thought it would be fun to do a "quick" painting to start with thinking that it would be a good warm up as well. I have to say, painting the sugar crystal candy is fun! The hardest part of this little painting was keeping the time limit down which meant it isn't as finished as I would like it to be. It is good to loosen up some of my expectations a bit.
Yesterday I had such a full schedule I was not able to post on this blog on my usual day. I plan to build up a couple of reserve posts to take care of that but I really do like posting as I go.
This post is a short one as I am spending today catching up and getting everything lined up to go in the studio. It will be interesting to see the difference between this and the larger painting which I will be spending a bit more time on. Once I get it underway I will have to see if I can make a space for another daily painting set up. I am trying to get the time down to three hours or less.
The winter weather is back which makes for good studio time but I am also getting things in place to be able to go out the door with ease for when those sunny days arrive.


Theresa said...

Oh what fun! I loved seeing the progression of this painting and dang if I don't want some of those rock candy stirrers for myself! I love the color in this painting. Plum and certain shades of orange are a favorite combo for me, not to mention those wonderful citrus colors orange and green.
BTW, I got to see a lot of Caravaggio on a trip to Italy.
Amazingly beautiful work. I think I even have a catalogue somewhere of all his works that I brought back. If you ever get there, Florence, the Uffizi, just do it and allow a couple of times through at least.

R. Delight said...

Oh how wonderful that you got to see Caravaggio's work up in person! I have such a huge museum bucket list that I won't get to see much of any country if I try to see them all. I have been to the Prado and was able to view my favorite old Master, Velazquez. I have always admired Carravaggio's work even before I knew I was going to be an artist. Thanks for the lovely comment! -Renee

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