Bananas still life (wips and done)

4_25_2015_banana_doneBananas! These bananas had no idea they would be immortalized in a still life when I picked them up off the stand at Safeway. To be honest, I had no idea either. ūüėõ They just looked like they’d be fun to paint so I moved them off my kitchen counter and onto my still life platform and bam! – banana painting.

~90 minutes in Photoshop

I only saved a couple progress steps:

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Metal cup and rattle still life, white lamp (done)

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I’m so¬†happy with how this one turned out! Here’s Jim’s metal baby rattle and cup again, this time in a more traditional lighting setup (one ordinary white bulb off to the left, and a couple of ambient white bulbs elsewhere in the room).

I even saved some WIPs from this ~2.5 hour painting study.

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Previously: 

 

Throwback Thursday: Wiggly lines acrylic painting

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Circa early 2003. I always thought this painting was hideous, I am so not an abstract artist and WTF is with the clashing colors?

This was probably from my gen ed art courses that I did at community college before art school, possibly something color-theory related since it’s made out of colors I’d have never picked myself.¬†I’m guessing that based on the heavy use of acrylic painting. My gen ed art teachers¬†were so hot for acrylics. I am so not.