Session #393, Work #357

This painting as sat for a while now, close to two weeks before I touched it again. I wanted to get focused tonight and work slowly, with a focus on separating the texture of the foreground elements and the background.

I had a lot of trouble with getting the lighting setup correctly, to reduce the glare, keep light from bleeding onto the still life and not making it too bright on the canvas. After about 30 minutes of working with the lighting I was able to start painting.

 

The Setup

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