Floral still life 9x12 oil
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2008In 1999 I began taking oil painting lessons from Portrait Artist, Angela Kuprion. There were 3 of us in the class and we were so excited to be studying with Angela. We were like sponges, taking in all the valuable information that Angela could provide. I had no idea that painting was so complicated with so many things to take into consideration such as composition, design, value, edges . . . We would paint from life each week, painting florals, fruit and eventually plein air painting. One of the most important lessons that I learned was to "PAINT FROM LIFE".
The painting featured above was one of the paintings from Angela's class and one of my favorites. I love the composition and the softness of the lilacs and the reflection of the fruit on the bowl.
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