White Pitcher on Provence Pattern, oil on panel, 7x5"

White Pitcher on Provence Pattern, oil on panel, 7x5"

The Daily Paintworks folks are hosting weekly painting exercises that offer an opportunity to practice a particular painting challenge. Last week it was painting a white object sitting on a patterned fabric using only primary colors and white.

I’d found this funny, funky (chipped) pitcher at my local thrift shop and thought it would make a good subject for this exercise, along with a Provencal print tablecloth.

White pitcher preliminary sketch on panel

White pitcher preliminary sketch on panel

I sketched in the shapes with pastel pencil onto my Gessobord panel and then used some thinned Ultramarine Blue to block in the shadows on the pitcher. I like the way this looks so nice and sketchy.

This was another fun painting. I love how oil painting is getting to be more fun and less of a struggle (less of, but not without, that’s for sure!).

Since I tend to lose interest if something is too easy or there’s nothing more to learn, knowing that painting will always provide a challenge and there will always be more to learn, is a good thing.

If you’d like to buy this unframed 7×5″ painting for $60, just click here.

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  1. That’s beautiful, Jana! You are getting so good at oil painting – you inspire me to get back into it.

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  2. Oh yeah, I really like this one; it appeals to my vintage sensibility. Thank you for putting us all on to this challenge site. I find the paintings posted there to be inspiring.

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  3. Warm looks super!

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  4. Your statement about oil becoming less of a struggle and more fun really resonated with me. I began oils 5 years ago after working in pencil and colored pencil for years. A paintbrush is a flippy wet thing full of goo and just won’t behave like a pencil. In fact, it often won’t behave at all! It is getting easier and thus, more fun. It is good to hear another artist admit to this. 😎

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