Oil Painting: White Mum

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6 inches square, oil on hardboard
6 inches square, oil on hardboard

I had fun working on this little white mum yesterday. White in shadow can be a mental puzzle. I recently watched some interesting painting videos by David Shevlino. He has a quick still life demo where he repaints a stack of lemons about 5 times. His paintings are so fresh and bright – nothing muddy or muddled. Oil paint is very forgiving. In a moment you can just wipe off a problem. I struggle with mushy paintings, and muddy colors sometimes. I think the solution is making interesting, deliberate brushstrokes, rather than getting anything right the first time. I had to double check his name on my pinterest painting inspiration board, just chock full of amazing paintings that I love.

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4 thoughts on “Oil Painting: White Mum

    Linda Hendriksma said:
    March 26, 2014 at 9:54 am

    beautiful!!!

      debrha responded:
      March 31, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks!

    Mary said:
    March 27, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Gorgeous light.

      debrha responded:
      March 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Thanks – everything is so beautiful in sunlight.

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