Art, oil painting, Painting, Still Life

Still life with cherries


6″ x 8″ oil on paper

This pitcher is kind of a weird color because it’s a very tarnished silver vessel.

I had a little too much fun with this one. I couldn’t restrain myself from overdoing the shiny or semi-shiny surfaces. It’s been a while since I’ve done a still life in the studio and I indulged myself.

I’ll try not to let it happen again.

8 thoughts on “Still life with cherries”

  1. I like the way you painted this still life a lot. The only thing I would suggest, Bill, is that you keep your background color grey or more evenly work in those browns.


  2. Thanks for the advice, David. I’ve actually been feeling that I depend too much on greys and was hoping to get some more color into the background. I appreciate your honest opinion.


  3. Funny how after doing a few PA pieces anything done in the studio looks moody and dramatic. That’s how it seems to me anyway. I like this very much. The tarnished silver is beautiful as well as those luscious cherries!


  4. I agree with silvina above, your plein air work shows up favorably in this studio painting. I love how deliberate it looks. Hope to see more!


  5. Having a little too much fun with a painting is not an affliction. I really like that little pitcher and your interpretation of the tarnish in the surface.
    This whole painting has a very bouncy, lively quality that really pulls me in.


  6. Thanks Silvina. This was fun to paint. It’s funny, after spending time painting PA, I feel like I forget how to paint in the studio and visa versa. I wish I had more time to do both.

    Hi Celeste. thanks for your encouraging words. I am more comfortable in the studio.

    Thanks Casey, as if I could stop myself


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