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Monday, December 12, 2016

Oil Painting Lesson with Gregory Smith - Day 11

This is the last class of the year. 

I put a final touch on a basket, brightening front area with more darks at the same time. Its shape at bottom was too straight, so I rounded it off. 

I also made front of the table lighter. 
The highlights on the two bottles were at wrong place, so, I adjusted them. 

Greg put some grey on breads, and that made them more real. Interesting. 

That's it! I'm very happy with this one. 

It's been a great privilege to learn from Greg. Three years now, I think. 
Painting has become a very important part of my life. 
I think I'm a landscape painter. Well, that's what I enjoy more than anything else. Being in nature.  
Thanks Greg for introducing me to this wonderful experience of painting en plein air. I'm loving it. 

Of course, painting still life in a studio is the most fundamental way of learning. At the end of the day, subjects don't matter. They shouldn't. We're just painting truthfully what we see. 
And you know what? That's the most difficult thing to do. It will take a lifetime, or two :)
I just enjoy my journey. 

I'm looking forward to going back to the studio in January. 

Oil on panel. 16x20 in. 

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