I bought this stumpy brass pitcher a few weeks ago at the local secondhand shop. I’ve been itching to paint it ever since.

I polished it last weekend and set it up today with some synthetic flowers and grapes.

Still life oil painting. Brass jug with flowers by Andy Dolphin.
Short pitcher with flowers – stage 1
25×30cm oil on board. 
 © Andy Dolphin

I consider this one just unfinished as seen here. I had less time than expected and didn’t get to spend as long as I would have liked on some areas. I’ll take another look at it later in the week and see if I can tidy it up a little.

I am really enjoying the “brass on red” series. This is the fourth one so far and I’ve been surprised by where the red reflects each time. This one was particularly interesting as the pitcher reflects itself at the base and features alternating upward and downward facing surfaces. It certainly presented a challenge.