These two paintings are the result of using a large brush and some walnut oil to thin the paint and painting rather loosely and fast. I think they turned out ok. The 12 x 12 took around 1hr and the larger 16 x 20 inch took around 2 hrs. This was a great exercise in painting only the values and no details and this should help me when I go outdoors in the spring to paint.
I was very honored to be asked to co-author this book available for sale as of August 2014 online and in many fine book stores. The book features the work of several fine artists as well as myself giving instruction on how to paint still life in acrylics. The book is beautiful and very helpful to anyone wanting to learn how to paint landscapes, still life and animals in acrylic and is full of great advice and lovely pictures explaining how to step by step.