"Bookworm"... 6x8" Oil on Panel, alla prima from life, 2-2008.
SOLD... Thanks Jo!
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I set up this small still life and painted it as an art lesson for a friend who has recently taken up oil painting. We talked about the importance of painting from life... how it hons the skills of an artist by teaching him how to "see". The "art of seeing" as my art teacher called it. We could all benefit from the "art of seeing"... a method where we learn to see the things around us by taking them in, savoring them, and thinking about what we see... sure beats the alternative... "just looking".
Everyday objects painted from life is the essence of the "Painting a Day" art movement that is gaining momentum in the art collecting market.
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