Monday, June 29, 2009
I thought that it would be very simple to cut the sliced onions and paint them. This particular onion is strong smelling and mades the procedure more difficult.
I am still continuing to work directly and not lay down a detailed drawing. I am working to allow the color and shape to define the form.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I love the lemon. It is as fresh looking as it tastes. Yellow is a very tricky color to work with, but I feel that I got the kind of feeling that I was looking for. I kept the palette high key to maintain the light.
This oil painting is 6 inches by 6 inches on gessoed masonite panel.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I love the creamy appearance of an avocado. This green gray dish really off set the color and texture of the fruit. This was one of those paintings that seemed to paint on its own with me as only a bystander and observer. I love it when this happens!
This oil painting is 8 inches by 8 inches on gessoed canvas panel.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I was browsing one of the kitchen stores and found this wonderful hammered silver bowl. I just fell in love with it thinking, and rightly so, that it would make a terrific painting. Yesterday when I went shopping for things to paint I just couldn't pass the vine tomatoes by they were so red and luscious looking. The two items were a perfect match.
Oh but let me tell you how difficult it was to paint! The red was glowing and the silver hammered bowl proved to be a challenge. But, I like the way the little painting turned out.
This oil painting is 8 inches by 8 inches on gessoed canvas board.
Monday, June 1, 2009
I shopped for salad fixings yesterday and bought 2 bunch of radishes because they were so large and beautiful. I liked placing them on the white tiles. This painting is very refreshing to look at and really reminds me that in the South summer in here.
This oil painting is 6 inches by 6 inches on gessoed canvas panel.
I bought these cardinal salt and pepper shakers in lieu of our crazy cardinal that made the exterior of our home his work.....he...