Sunday, July 25, 2010

Still Life in Oil - WIP

Working larger than usual...24" x 30".  Can't believe the amount of paint already used and I am still in the beginning stages...at least it's sort of roughed in for now.  This may take awhile, in the meantime, I am going to try to balance my time with smaller ones. 
The plant on the right is a really neat spiky cactus...it will go in last.  BTW, Zinnias stink after a few days in water, even if you change the water each day.  Had to finally take a photo for my reference as the flowers had to go out the door.

3 comments:

Leann said...

This is coming really nice. Interesting fact about Zinnias. I love the look of the blog now, easy to read, and the white around the pictures makes 'em pop!

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

That's good to know about zinnias, Pattie! Looks like a great start, can't wait to see more progress pics.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Leann and Diane - I talked with my expert floral designer (my daughter) and she said you should always remove the leaves on stems below the water...and that would eliminate the smell for awhile. I had left the leaves on, because I like the look of those big leaves in the water behind the glass...creates great interesting color and diffusion.