Diane Mannion, Lichee Black Tea, 10x8" oil on linen
This might look a bit familiar if you check my last post! The more I looked at the painting at that stage, the more I wished I had done. So, rather than rubbing it out, I reworked it... a free feeling of not having anything to lose. I took more chances adding and changing and am MUCH happier with it!
Many years ago, when I was working in watercolor, I did a still life by adding objects as I went along. Without any plan but filling the space in a visually pleasing way, I painted one object and then another without ever setting everything up together. This painting happened in the same way and I think I'll continue playing with this system. Letting the still life grow piece by piece organically... an all natural, organically grown still life!