Old Bottles

Still life oil painting of old bottles

‘Old Bottles’. Oil on gessoed card, 8″ x 6″

It was getting dark by the time I was ready to photograph this sketch of old bottles. The fading light has resulted in a less than sharp image to post.

When painting this, I was mindful of suggesting the subject with quite course brushwork where one stroke or blob of paint was descriptive without being overworked. There are some areas that I quite like, although I am struck by the drabness of the palette that I have worked with this week. I will attempt something a little more colourful next week, although I also think a larger piece of work would be good for a change.