Art of Betty J. Billups

Still Life
Alla Prima Painting


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Ovanis Studio16 x 12 Oil - Floral Still life paintings still life paintings; flower paintings; alla prima flower paintings; - Art of Betty J. BillupsStill Life Alla Prima PaintingAny original can be Ordered as a Canvas enhanced Giclee print to fit your size requirement for home or office!For More OriginalsClick here
Ovanis' Studio
16 x 12 Oil
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Even the most mundane subject can be instilled with a quiet beauty. This particular piece was created merely to understand the values inside a room...that is why I allowed a part of the outside to be included...giving a relationship of these close values.
This was painted years ago, when a friend of mine, Lynn Gertenbach, and I traveled to see Ovanis at his new studio in southern Idaho. This was not a "set up", merely something "just setting around."

Keeping with the spirit of things,
and recognizing the specialness of the "common"...

Also, I never list another artist's web site, but I am making an exception!

"TO THY OWN SELF BE TRUE"...

should be the basis of painting from your soul
(which has always been my philosophy,
more important than any sales, or any approval!)
...and to understand this, a friend of mine, Tom Clements,
has shared a great deal from his "soul"...
if you care to read some of his thoughts on the soul of painting,
please visit his web site:
http://www.artrumor.com/

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