I began this painting after taking a short break to do a detailed review of perspective. I did not just want to draw what I saw; I wanted to exaggerate the perspective by drawing some imaginary perspective lines that would make the rose the eye level item in the painting, and, from that point downward, exaggerate the length of the goblet so that the foot at the bottom of the stem seemed like a long way away. It was an interesting exercise, but the effect is a lot more subtle than I had desired.
I have a few more still lifes to paint, but, after that, I think I’ll play around more with perspective and try to draw some buildings – or maybe trees – that have some type of unusual perspective.
For this painting, I also experimented with acrylic glaze medium and acrylic matte and gloss mediums. I found out that glazing medium dries a lot slower than regular matte or gloss.