Donnerstag, 14. Januar 2016

Short Candle

This is today's piece, a tiny still life in acrylic on canvas.

The elements: rose hip, red twig, red leaf, bark curl, seeds, sweet pea pod, short candle. The moss was removed.

Pencil drawing for placement.

Five colors: Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Ultramarine blue, Cadmium Yellow medium

Blocking in the composition and painting the background

Finding edges and form

Finished work (except the top right leaflet isn't washed out - that might be glare.)


  1. What do you think about when you are arranging the composition? Do you think about how the eye moves around?

  2. For this I mostly thought about balance and color. It didn't get much time.
    Are you saying the movement is ... maybe chaotic?