Back in March I hosted a two week "Still Life Painting Workshop" out of my studio. The following images are from the demonstration piece I worked on throughout the workshop. It was not fully finished by the end of the workshop and so I completed it afterwards. I estimate that it took about 58 hours in total time from beginning to end. Yes all that time for a small 9" x 12" painting.
The completed wash in. I also used white to lighten some areas slightly.
This image shows the start of my ébauche or first block-in with color. This is still an under-painting and will all be repainted. As with the wash in it is still keyed slightly lighter than what the final values will be. It can be thought of as a rough draft—the content has been stated but still needs proof reading.
In this image some of the painting has received a final pass (the proof reading). I carefully rendered each object, form by form, finishing as I went.
And of course the final painting. Thanks for taking a look!