Today I'm going to share a few still life acrylic paintings I did this past fall. I am very thankful I decided to sign up for this class on a whim last year; I am happy and excited to walk into the studio each Monday morning. Happy on a Monday? Who could ask for more?!
Thanks to the two-hour school delay this morning I wasn't able to make it over to the Art League for my painting class. I love painting with Jin; I learn so much from his class. I mostly paint still life set-ups, with the last two-three classes painting a live model. If you follow me on Instagram I regularly post in-progess and finished pictures of my work.
I also discovered that I love painting pumpkins and gourds -- this whitish/bluish one in particular. Luckily the nearby Whole Foods has quite an assortment to choose from. Perhaps being able to use lots of oranges and yellows plays a part in that -- colors you normally don't find in the pastel landscapes I do.
However, this past week I did start a pastel using reference photos I took before all my pumpkins went bad. I posted a few shots on Instagram. Here's where I decided to stop for the day. I've been busy at home putting away Christmas trees and decorations and trying to get my space organized for a bit of company so I haven't been able to get back to this painting ... yet....