Succulent Still-Life

oil_succulentsNormally, still lives don’t do much for me, but I’m really pleased by how this one turned out. These succulents have been growing in my window for a few months and I love how the red and the green and neutrals all go together – I don’t think I could have put together a better color scheme in a still life if I’d tried. I painted this on a red toned background, and loved the effect of that red as it peaks through – I have to hand it to my college painting professor for that one – she always like to use contrasting under-paintings in her paintings and it really does make the colors pop.

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