Still Life with Ceramic Vase and Fruit

Still Life with Ceramic Vase and Fruit - student project

I chose to paint this hand-built ceramic vase, apples and fruit. I used the wet-on-wet technique for the fruit and a combination of the outline and graphic styles for the vase. I really enjoyed using the white paper as part of my vase painting and I'd like to be strategic about that in the future! The top of the vase was most challenging and I gave into the temptation of over-working it. As we learned in the workshop, there's a lot to gain from working with fewer brush strokes, letting the lines and colors do most of the talking. I'll keep working in that direction!Still Life with Ceramic Vase and Fruit - image 1 - student project

Aly Miller
graphic designer and illustrator