Friday, February 5, 2016

"The Odd Berry" 6" x 6" oil

Raspberries in the bowl, raspberries on the table, raspberry on the spoon... how did that blackberry sneak in?    

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Grape clusters" 6" x 6" Oil

My favorite thing about this set up was the way the shadow changed color.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

"Yum... that was good!" 6" x 6" oil

I love the way the table looks after a good meal.   Good conversation and ideas abound.   Looking at this set up brings back happy memories.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

"A Raspberry and a Napkin" 6" x 6" oil

I had this all sketched in with paint and then decided it needed a bit of red so I added a raspberry.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

"Berry nice forks" 6" x 6" oil

Forks and a blackberry.    Isn't that what everyone has on their table?

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

"Sprightly's mine field" 6" x 6" oil

Sprightly tiptoed into the space and found himself surrounded by bright shiny round things.  He tried to get to the other side where the cheese was but the shiny round things moved and made too much noise.   So much for trying to be stealthy.   He was doomed in this mine field.

The mouse, Sprightly, is bronze and made by artist Steve Worthington, you can click on his name to see what other wonderful creatures he makes.   

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

"Serving it up" 6" x 6" oil

I worked so hard at trying to NOT overwork this one.   ARRRRG!   I painted it yesterday and thought it look fine but when I went to post at the end of the day it just did not look worthy.   So today I reworked every square millimeter!   Is that called overworking?  Maybe, but it does look better.  
I am over it.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Silverware toss" 6" x 6" oil

I am building up my painting stash to sell at the Cherokee Art Fair this Spring.    I also wanted to practice on my silverware skills.   I am liking my looser style.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

"Green bowl full of cherries" 6" x 6" oil

I know this looks like the same bowl I used yesterday but it isn't... I swear!   Although it is the same color  :D

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

"16 Cherries and a fork" 6" x 6" oil

I switched to painting cherries.  Twice this week I had to wipe off my painting.   This is what I get for taking some time off!   So I am painting something I am comfortable with to get my confident brush stroke back.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"Red Box with Scissors" 6" x 6" oil

The ribbon was tricky on this one.  But I persevered and finally got it painted!

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Monday, January 4, 2016

"Cutting the Ribbon" 6" x 6" oil

This was my demo for my Monday class.  I started by blocking in all the dark values and trying not to draw the objects.   This leaves room for the brushwork to be looser and expressive.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

"The Blue Package" 6" x 6" oil

When purchased the ribbon for this series I got two widths of red satin.  One was 2" wide and the second was 1.5" wide.   It was not until today that I realized that the smaller one was red on one side and gold on the other!   What a nice surprise!

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

"The Red Gift" 6" x 6" oil

This series has certainly been fun to paint and it is great to be painting again after a long time off.   I actually was hesitant to paint and felt out of practice which goes to show that you really need to paint often to stay in practice, to make bold strokes and have the confidence to do so.   I feel that my style of painting has changed a little, for the good I think!

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"Tied with a red bow" 6" x 6" oil

What a classic combination of color... I wonder what's inside?

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Little Green Package" 6" x 6" oil

This series of packages with bows has been rambling around in my head for about a year and I am just now getting around to doing them!   I don't want to rush it.  

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

"Sipping coffee" 20" x 16" oil

We had the same model as a few months ago and my easel was about in the same vantage point.   I was planning on lighting her from the right side but it did not work out for everyone so we changed the light to the left.  On this painting I used a palette knife in some areas.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

"Lavaski, in charcoal" 26" x 20" charcoal

Thought I would do a charcoal instead of a painting on last Friday.  Used a large vine charcoal about the size of my thumb and broke it in half.   The paper is arches.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

"4 down, Vessel for liquid" 18" x 18" x 1.5" oil on wood panel

This crossword puzzle solver is taking a coffee break to contemplate the answer.    I believe for sure they will get 4 down!

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

"23 down" 18" x 18" x 1.5" oil on wood panel

These are fun to do and especially when they are this large.   I love making all the little squares a different color value.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

"The Present with Red" 6" x 6" oil

This set up was a box tied with a white satin bow set on top of a white tablecloth.   Even though the cloth was white the brightest thing was the shine on the satin bow so I had to make the tablecloth less white.   Actually the cloth was a warm white so I added some yellow and red to the white.  I could have made it grayer or more blue but the shadows have that hue.  So there you have it, the story of the box.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Swirling Hair 18" x 14" oil

She was sitting in front of a gold leaf panel and it had a greenish quality to it.   Didn't know if it would work with all the other colors but looking at it now it think it works.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

"The Package" 18" x 18" oil on wood panel

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
A lot of you probably think I have been lazy, but no such luck.   I have cleaned my studio, rehung my art, participated in a city wide open studio weekend, got some much needed home repair work done and attended a workshop.   Now I am energized and ready to paint!

This is painted on a wood panel with 1.5" wood sides.   I hope to do more paintings in the larger size.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

"Six forks and a cherry" 6" x 6" oil

Because of the curve in the fork, the cherry's reflection was prominent.   I have not noticed that before.   I started painting forks a couple of years ago because I was afraid to paint them, now I LOVE to paint them!   What was I afraid of.... those curved pointy little things?

Just so ya'll know, larger paintings is what I have been working on of late so I have not been doing these small daily ones.  I plan on putting in a few now and then just to keep up the practice. 

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

"1930 Ford" 6" x 6" oil

Don't you just love the headlights on this car!   
Sorry I have not posted much lately but, I have been working on larger paintings and will post those when I am done.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

"Sunning #2" 20" x 16" oil

This has the feel of the sun, the steamy heat radiating off her and a day on the beach.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

"Lavaski surrounded" 16" x 12" oil

This was an experiment in using a simple palette and painting the light surfaces and making an impact.  Sometimes we think that the whole object or person needs to be lit up to make it recognizable.  You just have to make sure that the lit area has all the necessary information.
My palette colors: white, Prussian blue, Winsor Newton burnt sienna, cad red light.  (I did the background a few days before with who knows what colors!)

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Friday, October 9, 2015

"Maker's and a cigar" 8" x 8" oil

Here is another bourbon, cigar and another day in the smoky studio.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"Woodford and a smoke" 8" x 8" oil

I know there are a lot of bourbon fans out there who like to smoke cigars.   The hardest thing is getting it lit!   My studio fills up with smoke which gives it a different air, no pun intended, just like there have been a half dozen men around.

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"Pappy in a pouch" 8" x 8" oil

When you buy this Pappy Van Winkle it comes wrapped in a red velvet bag.

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