Still life set up 

 

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still life

 Instead of painting from photograph I am beginning to use still life.  This is bringing me back to my days in college.   A pretty backdrop.  A bright lamp and a box.     I just cut the top and front off a box.   I draped a table cloth over it,   And bam, perfect still life.  

I dislike drawing and painting from photos.  You will not get the color and lighting as well with photo, photos are flat,  Boring and inconsistent.  But, sometimes it’s your only option.  
Oil paints are something I love, but there are still some challenges that I face through the painting process. Solving these puzzles and pressing through the challenges is one of my favorite things about painting in the studio. Creating a still life gives me an advantage, it puts me in control of my painting and composition. The lighting and color is beautiful and natural. 3 dimensional in a way that photos are not.   I hope you enjoy these glimpses into my studio.  I enjoy sharing them. 🙂 

 impressionist artist andrew horvath shows us how he sets up still life and paints his composition.  

SIMPLE SUSHI

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This is my “Simple Sushi” painting. My painting palette is really simple, which makes the painting process kind of interesting. I don’t own a tube of black. I always felt like black paint has ugly characteristics and doesn’t really belong anywhere in nature. My palette is red, blue, yellow and white. All you need is a little patience, but once you start mixing these colors the possibilities are endless.