Jasmine and Peach Still Life 12 X 16 inch Oil Painting

This is my final still life painting from a class I just finished.  The class included 8 still life lessons and 2 lessons on miscellaneous topics.  The teacher is Daniel Edmondson and I enjoyed the class and thought he gave me lots of helpful advice.  I might take the beginning landscape course next.  I painted this on a 12 X 16 canvas with 2 extra coats of gesso on top of the pre-primed coats.

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26 thoughts on “Jasmine and Peach Still Life 12 X 16 inch Oil Painting

  1. It’s beautiful, Dawn! I love how delicate the white blossoms look, and the colors are so deep and rich. Are you going to send this one in for a critique? It’s so gorgeous. You must be very pleased. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much. Yes, I did send it in for a critique. Curious about what he says. I purposely left off the highlights on the peach and vase. I didn’t think it needed it. So we will see what he thinks.

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      1. I’d really like to watch his critique, so I hope you’ll post it. As a viewer, I certainly didn’t notice the lack of highlights. For me, it definitely works as it is.

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        1. Thanks Judith. I’m hoping in the next month or so to get a critique back from him on this one. I will post it when it comes through.

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  2. Beautiful painting. I love the warm color and dark shaddows on the right. It is amazing to see how you are growing into your own style with each painting. You are working hard and disciplined, it seems to me, and it is paying off!

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    1. That’s twice this week you have implied that you wanted to eat paint. What did we say about that? No.

      Thank you! I like the idea of juicy paint.

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  3. You keep painting my favorites….I give up saying “this is my favorite!” because as soon as I tell you that, you pop in another one to take its’ place! I love this painting…..juicy brush on paint! You always surprise me with something out of this world. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Margaret. I love when you say that. It means it was better than the last and I have foreword progress which is very encouraging. Thank you very much.

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  4. Try to see New Mexico from an outsider’s point of view, or better yet, an ex-pat.The dirt is gold, ochre and blazing red.The shadows are purple, and warm. The skies that stretch on and on are even warm, clear, many shades of blue. The rare green foliage pops from the landscape like jewels on a crown. I envy you!
    In 2012 we traveled through Colorado and into New Mexico through Raton. They were equally beautiful to me, but New Mexico was home!

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    1. That is an excellent description John. I would agree with all of that. Yup. And you are right, a hint of green or any color really stands out like a sore thumb. I love when the flowers on the mesa start to bloom.

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        1. At least you have something and it doesn’t fill up your whole freezer. I do love red chile but like you said, easy to get the dry stuff sent to you…even the pods. I would definitely miss the green stuff if I left. I keep my freezer full of roasted. It’s almost that time again to stock up.

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        2. Do you go to Hatch? My dad drives from Clovis to Hatch and brings home three huge bags. They’re a bit hot for me. I didn’t develop my taste for green chiles until recently. I think I left when I was too young, and didn’t grow up with them, so now I have a wimpy Northern tongue! But I do love them!

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        3. I just go into Corrales to Wagner Farms. I grew up in Los Lunas and they have a few farms down there also where my mom got it when I was growing up.

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    1. It must be that nice neutral brown dirt back drop and the blue sky’s that go on for ever! Chuckle. We just got back from Southern Colorado and it is amazing to me. It is like this line is drawn. Colorado very green but pass the state line and the roads change and all the sudden what I thought was green on the way up through Taos, Santa Fe, Ojo…isn’t really all that green on the trip home…not compared to Colorado!

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