"Irises" oil on canvas, 8x10.
Got this one finished, glazes and all. Since this was my very first attempt at glazing, it got a bit alla prima towards the end. Some of my initial underpainting got too well covered.
In the past few weeks I've been reading "How To Paint Like the Old Masters" by Joseph Sheppard, and it has helped tremendously. Very informative book. If you want to glaze in oil paints, this is definitely one to read.
Even though I enjoyed painting this still life, and I know that the straight realism has tremendous appeal, I'm pretty much set on my course of doing the fantastical genre. However, I'm determined on conquering realism because the style/genre I want to paint in demands it, and if I ever get skilled enough in realism to match my imagination, that would be highly gratifying!