Still Life with Olive Jar

Today's painting for you:

"Still Life with Olive Jar", Oil on Linen, 8x10 inches, 2013 (sold)

The most engaging part of working on this painting was the stone slab, hands down.  Capturing the veins of different colors, and especially the rough textures of the broken face, made for a whole day of intricate and absorbing work.

I don't let myself say this often, but this is one case where the painting is better than the photograph of it.  Looking at this now, I really wish I could redo it.  However, the painting is long gone so I have to be content with this one.

I hope you enjoy it!