I have started to paint on 1/8" ampersand gessobord. It has a smooth surface and the paint goes on so nicely. There's no canvas weave texture. I mount them in frames I got from www.frankenframe.com. This company is exceptional- great customer service!
The great thing about painting still life is... if you are out of ideas just go to your kitchen and grab what's available! My "go to" are apples and pears but I thought I would give the onion family a try.
Found this brown/amber vase in an antique store. so cute! "Wyeth 271" is on bottom. It is a medicine/pharmaceutical bottle. John Wyeth and brother had a pharmacy in Philadelphia in the late 19th century. Not sure of it's original purpose but it must have had a cork stopper. When the light shines through it is orange glass.
Living in Derwood, Maryland, with my wonderful husband, two great kids (adults) and our rambuctious dog, Maggie. I try to paint everyday but of course life happens and that is not always possible. Sitting in front of the easel with brushes in hand is my meditation. I'm engrossed in my tiny world creating what I want. I welcome any and all comments.