I worked hard on this painting...I redid it about 3 times and now I am happy with it. I have found that darks are not always as dark as they seem. It is a real interplay of colors and value that make a painting sing.
My husband and I often go to the Farmer's Market early on Saturday mornings and take in the sight, smells, and sounds. I love the festive atmosphere. All of the tables abundantly display their fresh produce in baskets colorful and delicious. These foccacia caught my eye! My husband shot these great photos for me...he is quite the budding photographer!!!
This was a fun little painting to do. I backlit the still life so that the light would shine through the jar of honey and light the edges of the candy can. I was working wth darker values and balancing the composition with light. I am very happy with this little painting.
This painting is a treasure hunt. There is an orange, a pear, and a red bird...can you see them? It has been coming for some time now that I wanted I really wanted to do was to just let loose and play with color and shape with an indication of form. This is the result. It was glorious to enjoy every stroke of paint!
This painting has undergone a metamorphosis in the last 24 hours because what I was trying for was just not successful. The colors are quite muted but they are more vibrant than I was abel to capture. The painting is really quite warm. I am happy with this painting and want to thank Robin Rosenthal for her more than helpful advice. I have a tendency to just splash around sometimes without in depth thought as to where and how to place color and value. That is a big problem. With this painting I was very deliberate in my choices and I am very happy.