Because of the detail in this still life, it offers a good challenge for the more advanced artist. Tight brushwork is needed throughout the tutorial which will require patience in order to achieve a photo realistic result. To emphasize the realism of the painting I’ve photographed the subject against a white background and lit it from above which casts a soft shadow helping to give it the 3D quality.
I hope you enjoy it,
Painting Size: 12 x 12
Brushes used in this lesson: Michael James Smith Professional Brush Set
In August 2019 Michael switched brush manufacturers and as a result the series numbers/names are different in some of the lessons. In order to be able to complete the lessons regardless of which set you’re using we have put together a chart which lists the equivalent brushes from both sets.
Acrylic paints used in this lesson:
Oil paints used in this lesson:
Phthalo Green (Yellow shade)
Cadmium Yellow Light