Day 36. Throwback Oyster Painting

Half Shell Oysters

“Dinner” 12×12, oil on canvas $150 [creativ_button url=”http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/denise-hopkins/dinner/373237″ icon=”shopping-cart” label=”Buy Now” colour=”blue” colour_custom=”” size=”medium” edge=”straight” target=”_self”]

 

I’ve only done two other oyster paintings. They’re tough. So when I got a request to paint them again, I was a wee bit hesitant. I’m glad I went for it though as I found this particular oyster painting enjoyable. It’s the first I’ve done with a palette knife instead of a brush. I started off with a very simple brush underpainting which I was none too enthused about. Pulling out the palette knife after having not used it in days, really made all the difference.

And, in case you’re interested. I did an oyster painting in my first 30 in 30 challenge in April 2014. It’s interesting to go back and see how I painted but also how I was thinking at the time. Read it here.

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Denise Hopkins

May 6, 2015

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