Saturday, October 13, 2018

Dead Fly 21 - Still Life

Dead Fly 21 - Still Life
Oil on canvas 5"x 7"

     I started this one with the grand delusion that I could paint a "Rembrandt style dead fly using old master oil paints, glazes, and that sort of thing. I've done old style oil paintings before and just felt like trying the same techniques using the dead fly as the subject. Meh. Not sure if it worked, but here it is. It's not the best photo. If I get around to getting a better picture I'll post that instead. This painting took a long time to do. Longer than should be but most likely because I didn't quite know what I was doing, where to go with it. Also, it was humid and the paint took a long time to dry between sessions. That kind of fuzzes up direction when working on a piece.

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