I have started on a still life, maybe my third in life, this one is going well. It will contain several objects from our cabinet of curiosities, this first item is a geode. I set the items up on cloth and quickly realized that as a novice I do not know how to translate the 3D scene into 2D painting, so I photographed the group and am painting from that. I also added a light bulb to create light and dark areas, which my sweetheart thinks I never do enough of. Off to a good beginning, for the painting and the week.
The skull is the second "friend" in the series of four.