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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Avocado in green.




Hmm...30 in 30 challenge.
I've had a really busy two days. Yesterday I went out plein air painting in Rye - I didn't complete the painting but aim to work on it at home to see if I can finish it... so I'm not posting that one here (yet).

Today I had meetings and other things to deal with.
So I actually started this painting at 10.00pm and finished it at 11.45pm! Talk about cutting it close!
That's probably one of the fastest times I have completed a painting. Just shows what you can do under pressure.

It is proving a real challenge to get something painted every day.
However, while painting one picture, I'm constantly coming up with ideas for new pictures. After the challenge is over I'm probably going to attempt a series of larger paintings.

Today's painting: I'm pretty happy with this. I wanted to capture that creamy avocado texture which it turns out is easy with oil paint since the paint also has a creamy texture!
I tried out various cloths for the background. Usually I think something contrasting is better but I liked pale green in this instance.

This is day 13 in the September '30 paintings in 30 days challenge'.
(6 x 6 inches)
15 x 15cm
Oil on Gessobord

This painting is available.

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