Clay Vase

Clay Vase – 5×7 Oil on Gessoed Board

Clay Vase Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield

 I want only to paint something simple. I decided I would paint a simple vase.  I put a little backdrop cloth in my shadow box near my easel, I placed the vase and put a spot light on it for drama!

At this point it was no longer simple!! Every shadow and highlight, every curve, ever fold of the fabric, the background – becomes a separate element which must be painted.  I really like the early version. It only has transparent paint on it and It well expresses  the texture for the vase simply because you can see the hard board texture through it.  I like the final version as well. Image wise, I am not sure which I prefer – though there is only one physical painting and one digital file.  

Overall, I enjoy the colors, the shapes, and the lights and darks of both.   Hope you enjoy. W

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