I had forgotten just how much I enjoy painting still-lifes! More of these to come I am sure. Here’s one in acrylic I painted over the weekend for my kitchen. I love the simplicity of this composition. And I love the way the black (the queen of all colours ) makes all the other colours vibrate. After I photographed this I gave it a heavy coat of boat varnish to protect it from the usual kitchen splashes! This also caused the colours to jump out even more.
My Italian Gentleman
As a fun project in my home I am painting this portrait of an Italian Gentleman for our library. He will be mounted onto the painted ultra marine door when complete. Here’s a few pics of my progress so far. I promise to share more pics from this room when it is all done!