Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This painting was a bit more involved than my usual paintings, It took extra sittings to complete this piece. It has multiple layers of glazes and scumblings to heighten it's color and sense of drama. As much as I love alla prima painting, nothing excites me more than bringing a painting up to this level of a polished finish. Hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed painting it
Blue and White Jar with Fruits is painted on a 16" x 20" oiled primed canvas. The painting depicts a green apple, peaches, grapes, a green vine along with a blue and white jar/ canister.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
One of my greatest joys of summer is the taste of homegrown veggies. This years garden has kindly graced me with a steady of supply of my favorites. These were painted from tomatoes from the garden. They were indeed a pleasure to paint. Lessons learned were that tomatoes are not as red as I thought.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
My obsession with painting pears continues. I know I should be painting something else, but I always manage to sneak in a pear or two. Nevertheless, it was a sheer delight to paint this one.
Hanging Pear is an oil painting on an 11 x 14 canvas.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Without a doubt, Van Gogh is one of my favorite Master Artist. This painting was inspired by Van Gogh's Vase with 12 Sunflowers. I had the pleasure of visiting this painting at the Philadelphia Art Museum.
I won't pretend to have capture the vivacity and intensity of the original, but overall I am pleased with this painting. I love the thick applications of twirling and swirly paint strokes applied with almost a reckless abandon, only to come together in the end to form a cohesive piece of work. Painting these sunflowers not only encouraged me to try a different style of painting, but it also renewed my appreciation for the circle of life. Thank you Vincent.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
One day while raiding the fridge for something quick and easy for lunch, I found some left over Chinese food. The light in the refrigerator must have trigger the light in my head. For not only had I found lunch, I also had an interesting subject for this painting. I am still debating about putting the red Chinese lettering on the container.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I love painting fruit. There is something expecially fun and energetic about painting cherries. I think I just like experimenting with different shades of red. I just bought a bag of them, so if I can manage to paint them before I eat them all, there will be more cherry paintings to come.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
It is cold here on the East Coast. I am longing for the gently warmth of the summer, sea breezes and waves hitting the shore. It is no wonder that I am painting seascapes to keep warm. After the storm, is a wave study I did in preparation for a another landscape that I am planning to paint.
This is monochromatic. It was done with ultramarine blue and titanium white. It took about a half an hour to complete. While this not exactly the waves I was after, I am pleased with the overall sense of movement that the waves convey.
I will try to get a better picture tomorrow, if the sun shines.