I love painting this bird. White things force me to find the color within them - and encourage me to find new background objects to include.
I was thinking a bit about still life before starting today. I've always been drawn to this genre but never stopped to consider why... Here's my thoughts, in no particular order.
Still life don't move. You can leave them and come back and things remain the same.
Still life are constant - unlike everything else in this world.
Still life are real - unlike everything else in this world, or in my head.
During my undergraduate studies, I spent a great deal of time in the painting studio working with traditional oils. Teaching middle school art for the past 12 years has taken me away from those roots. This "one a day" project is aimed at re-inspiring that creativity and technique.
Other "one a day" painting blogs to check out:
Kellie Marian Hill
The usual Subjects