Generally Speaking, New Projects, Oil on Canvas, Plein Air

Old temple by the Flower Center

Old Temple
8 x 10 oil on canvas board

There is a place nearby where I live called the Flower Center.  Well, outside of it being a very beautiful place, there is a very old temple nearby.  I’m not really sure how old it is, but it must be hundreds of years old.  I went up to it and I was the only one there.  The trees in the background were the hardest part, I don’t think I pulled this one off.  Actually, I went there twice and the second was better, but I need to try it again one more time.


Generally Speaking, New Projects, Oil on Canvas

Picked up the brushes again, it’s a miracle!

Okay, I work in waves and the last 6 months my regular work has been insane.  Finally picked up the brushes, here’s what I have so far.

Stage one – setting up a still life and laying it in.  For this I’ve chosen to do a matcha bowl, can, and bamboo tea whisk and spoon.

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I let that dry a week. No, it didn’t take a week to dry, I just couldn’t get back to it for a week.  This is where I ended up after about 4 hours last night…



I’ve got to figure out what to do with that boring background, I’ll figure something out.