Since I get bogged down with details and end up with horrible art, I've decided to step back and take more of a 'abstract' realism. At least, it seems to help me a little. Also, I tend to try to correct everything and end up ruining a painting. This one is just paint slapped on a prepared canvas, warts and all. When I look back at the 'drawing' and lines I put in before I started painting, I see that I did not draw in the glass bowl correctly, so it's rather loppy.
And while I still am ellipse challenged, I think I've improved a bit when I look back at the first still lifes I did in August/September. I just cannot seem to take a decent photo and then my computer makes everything gray and dull.
Since glass, mirrors, and curves scare the heck out of me, I decided to set up this still life. Sometimes you just gotta live life on the edge, you know what I mean?
(This painting is very loosely based on the second photo below, added as reference since I painted from from the objects themselves and not from a photo)