Oil Still-Life

Did I just paint something that looks like something else?

Zucchini and Squash, 8 x 8 in., Oil on Canvas, Original Artwork, Unframed

Learn more about this Original Painting @ https://timellmers.com/2017/08/03/did-i-just-paint-something-that-looks-like-something-else/ ABOUT: ‘Zucchini and Squash’ represents mid summer at its finest. Completed from life in my studio from vegetables from my own garden. This painting is just vivid of color secondary to the underpainting. This painting would work for any area you want to brighten up. DIMENSIONS: 8 in. x 8 in. (standard size for easy/affordable framing) MATERIALS: Painted in professional oil paints on a cotton canvas, stretched on a wooden stretcher frame, canvas has been gessoed with three coats to maintain cotton integrity, paint was mixed with my own personal concentration of oil mediums to give paint strength and adds to protection for years to come (give a nice soft varnish look when dry). Painting comes unframed, but size is standard so will be affordable. (C) Burge Mountain Artworks, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Still life set up in the studio. One light direction perspective

When you are doing a still life, placement of the objects on the canvas does matter. In books that I have read, artist can sometimes move things around for several hours until they get something worth presenting in a painting. Oddly, if you don’t play around with the objects enough they could take on a whole new meaning or appear as a different object than initially intended. Not cool! I won’t go into detail, but I get what all fuss is about just from having painted a zucchini and squash. They just don’t pop enough. Placement does matter as a whole to bring a composition together to make it interesting. Below is my attempt at a still life that I didn’t put much thought into placement. My plan for tonights painting is to take the exact same pose and work on color choice. Does this matter? Does it make the painting more interesting? We will have to see. I love squash, so it looks like it may be not he docket for dinner tomorrow night…Enjoy!

Zuchinni and Baby Squash take 1.blue background.logohistogram
Zucchini and Baby Squash (take 1); 8 x 8, Oil on Canvas

1 comment on “Did I just paint something that looks like something else?

  1. Pingback: The Pear, Underpainting Experiment… – Burge Mountain Artworks by Tim Ellmers

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