Pear, Bottle and Mushroom Painting Exercise – Block 3 #13

Here is my latest painting exercise for Evolve Artist. This is Block 3, #13.

Pear, Bottle and Mushroom - oil painting exercise on canvas. Evolve Artist Block 3 #13

Evolve Artist Block 3, #13 – Pear, Bottle and Mushroom. Oil on canvas.

I found it a bit hard to get back into the course again after taking a couple of weeks off over Christmas. I spent that time doing a lot of loose watercolour stuff in my sketchbooks. It was a nice contrast to these oils, where everything has to be so precise! But it does feel good to be progressing again.

This is the first Block 3 painting with highlights and reflections added back in, and I’m happy to have moved beyond the flat look of the earlier exercises. I did make some mistakes as usual, but overall I’m quite pleased with how it came out. The mushroom is actually a pale pink, but I couldn’t get the camera to pick it up.

Block 3 has been taking longer than I’d like, but now the paintings are starting to look more realistic, I’m feeling more enthusiastic about it going forward.

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