Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Clementines and a Knife

I sat down to paint yesterday, but after two hours I had to scrap what I was working on and start over.  I read a few artists' perspective on "blocks" several days ago on Daily Paintworks (worth reading even if you aren't in the middle of a block, you will be one day!).  While I would consider myself to be more just rusty than blocked right now, it was very helpful.  Someone said to go back to an old standby, something you are familiar with and love to paint, so I did.  I swapped the vase for something silver and reflective, and all of a sudden I was feeling it!  Even though the clementines were in almost the exact same position, I found a hint of my old groove again.  This picture reads a bit more blue in the background than the actual peice, but this was as close as I could get with the camera.  
oil on panel
8 x 8
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