Far from nature

How much further from our own very selves and nature can we get away? As technology advances and human usage of it increases are we just losing more fundamental parts of our self? 5 x 7 inches oil on primed

Portrait of a young man 5×7 oil painting

I tried a different panel for the latest daily painting, it’s a panel made by Ampersand, I triple primed it myself then sanded it down further for smoothness until I finally got the ideal painting surface that I prefer, the

Japanese vase with yellow flowers and orange

I recently acquired this Japanese vase and added it to my collection of still life props, in this instance I used it in a combination with orange and I think it went well color-wise since it bonded all objects organically.