Thursday, December 13, 2012

Eggs and Pitcher

Eggs and Pitcher. 11x14", oil on panel.

This is a painting I started nearly 3 years ago as a still life setup.  I agonized over it for quite a while, and then finally gave up and put it away.  A few weeks ago I brought it out, saw how it could easily be completed, and had it finished within half an hour.

The moral - don't give up!  Learning painting skills takes time.  What seems impossible now will be a piece of cake in a few years.  Painting requires a lot of motor memory, study, and learning techniques.  There are no shortcuts to putting in the studio hours.  However, time and practice will eventually pay off, if you put in the effort.

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