Apple Preserves Starter Kit

"Apple Preserves Starter Kit" 8" x 10"

The weather kept me indoors so I set up another still life. I had received a program from the Greenhouse Gallery and it had several paintings of "jars" by Dianne Massey Dunbar. So it inspired me to give it a shot. I worked from my own setup and approached it the same as if I was outside by painted it Alla prima style in around two hours.

I think I'm starting to like painting still lifes. 

Alla prima is a style of painting where, instead of building colors up with layers or glazing over an underpainting, the painting is completed while the paint is still wet. Strictly defined, an alla prima painting would be started and finished in one painting session, but the term is also more loosely applied to any painting done in a direct, expressive style, with minimal preparation.

Alla prima comes from Italian, literally meaning "at once". The French term is premier coup.

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