Bowl and saucer

Continuing in the same vein as the last two paintings, I painted these simple objects to try to figure out light and shadow, and painting white objects. This one looks pretty simple, but I actually spent a few hours on this 6x6 painting.

Bowl
 (sold)
 
I like the outcome, but I'm not sure I like the path that this painting is taking me. That is, towards tighter and tighter rendering. I really want to paint loosely instead. I think though that the secret to loose paintings, ironically, is drawing accuracy. If you want to leave a brush stroke where it is, and not noodle it to death, you must be able to place it where it's supposed to be in one try. And it seems there is only one way to get better at drawing accuracy: practice.
 
So let's continue painting.

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