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Still life Painting – The Sheeps Skull (Photography and Painting)

Sheeps Skull oil lamp still life 1
Still life Painting – The Sheeps Skull
Acrylic painting : Nigel Borrington

The Sheep’s Skull (Using Photography when Painting)

Even though most of my work on my Blog is Photographic, I still paint using Acrylic paints on canvas that I stretch and mount to the size I need.

When preparing to paint a still life like the sheep’s head and oil lamp in this painting, I will take some photo’s of the objects first. This help with getting to do a full study of the items selected, here in the photos I could clearly see all the texture of the skull and how its is made up of smaller sections of bone.

You can see all the texture in the bone and how light falls on to it, the oil lamp was photographed separately, I felt that these two item contrasted very well with each other, the gold colour of the brass lamp and bleached white of the bone.

Painting – Source photographs

Sheeps Skull oil lamp still life 2

Sheeps Skull oil lamp still life 3

Sheeps Skull oil lamp still life 4

15 responses

  1. Ajaytao2010

    Oh beautiful

    July 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    • Hello Friend πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you and very pleased you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 8, 2014 at 10:40 am

      • Ajaytao2010

        Oh lovely dear Nigel πŸ™‚

        although all your pictures are very beautiful πŸ™‚

        Thanks πŸ™‚

        July 8, 2014 at 10:43 am

  2. Very O’Keefe! Wow!

    July 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    • Hello Nannette πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      You had me goggle imaging last night and checking out this artist , great painter πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Do you have any prints ?

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 8, 2014 at 10:43 am

  3. M-R

    Yes, I can see that you have talent here, too. Oh, you damned artistic people ! [grin]

    July 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    • Hello Margaret πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , that’s a lovely comment πŸ™‚ very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 8, 2014 at 10:44 am

  4. Wow – Nigel you constantly amaze with your variety and depth of creative talent. Your painting is beautiful, and so are the photos. : )))

    July 8, 2014 at 12:15 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , as you know your always welcome here but after that comment I wan t to keep you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!!!

      July 8, 2014 at 10:45 am

  5. Stunning result. Very surrealistic.

    July 8, 2014 at 5:59 am

    • Hello Mahesh πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you like the painting and post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm

  6. poppytump

    Ah how lovely to see some painting creativity Nigel .. it looks a large canvas ! Fantastic work … you must have been pleased with this πŸ™‚

    July 8, 2014 at 8:29 am

    • Hello Poppy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , that’s a lovely comment , Yes I really enjoyed doing this painting and it’s encouraged me to do a lot more again πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thanks Poppy πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      July 8, 2014 at 10:48 am

  7. Wonderful to see your still life – this is a gorgeous piece!

    July 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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