Watercolor 11" x 15" Mats to 16" x 20"
Today's advanced watercolor class concluded their study of painting a still life. The painting above, Sow What? is my interpretation of the still life from the objects set up. There are many possibilities of subjects to paint in a still life, especially following my favorite definition -- "anything that does not move or is dead." Because of the many possibilities, selection of a subject was difficult. I finally decided since it was Spring and time for gardening that gardening tools would be a fun subject. The photo below is the set up for the still life.
When painting any subject, each artist should put their own special style on the painting.....that is what makes a painting of the same subject unique. Don't be afraid to look at things from a different angle, use a different technique, try a new color! Make the painting your own and most of all - have fun!