Still Life

Friday, January 17, 2014

First piece for ´14

I have this penchant for small works. The ones you have to come up to real close to look at but, at the same time, they also ask you to step back and check them out from afar.
This one took me almost two weeks to complete, not for its complexity nor for its unusual difficulty, I blame my double life which takes up most of my time. Also, the very limited winter daylight was a factor.

"Carnations, glass bowl, winter light"
Oil on canvas on board, 27 x 35 cms.

Since I work from right to left, the original position of the carnation on the extreme left had to be adjusted as it had wilted a bit, but at least the light was pretty constant all throughout. And my dog cooperated and let me work...