Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DPW Challenge 'The Gift'

Alex's Gift
Lesson learned: Time to stop!

This still life was put together for this week's DPW Challenge. The quest: to paint something that was a gift. This festive, oversized coffee mug was made by Alex (youngest daughter) and given to me a few years ago. I have worked on this over 3 days and find that it is time to now put this aside. The oils have begun to set and are becoming tacky. I now appreciate any artist who attempts to paint bright, vivid, believable colors! A goal I have with these DPW challenges are to keep the paintings fresh (not overworked).  I feel myself tightening up at this point, so time to call this done. 

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