Thursday, December 27, 2012

Red and Green

"Red and Green", oil on canvas
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Brown Eggs

"Brown Eggs", oil on canvas
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bowl of Tangerines

"Bowl of Tangerines", oil on canvas
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tangerine on a Plate


"Tangerine on a Plate", oil on canvas
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Pears

"Pears", oil on canvas
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Green Apples


"Green Apples", oil on canvas
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Green Apple

"Green Apple", oil on canvas
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Leftovers

"Leftovers", oil on canvas
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Strawberry Hard Candy #3


"Strawberry Hard Candy #3", oil on canvas
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Strawberry Hard Candy


"Strawberry Hard Candy", oil on canvas
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Black Plums


"Black Plums", oil on canvas
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pluots and Black Plums


"Pluots and Black Plums", oil on canvas
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Red Plum


"The Red Plum", oil on canvas
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cherries

"Cherries", oil on canvas
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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cherries on a Plate


"Cherries on a Plate", oil on canvas
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Touch of Red

"A Touch of Red", oil on canvas
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cup and Plums

"Cup and Plums", oil on canvas
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nectarines

 "Nectarines", oil on canvas
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Monday, July 30, 2012

Three Plums

"Three Plums", oil on canvas
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Red Plums

"Red Plums", oil on canvas
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pear and Grapes

"Pear and Grapes", oil on canvas
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Bowl of Grapes


"Bowl of Grapes", oil on canvas

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Two Eggs

"Two Eggs", oil on canvas
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Buttons


"Buttons", oil on canvas
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Alabaster Eggs


"Alabaster Eggs", oil on canvas
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Monday, May 28, 2012

Spoon Fed

"Spoon Fed", oil on canvas
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I tried a new perspective with this painting. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spoons

"Spoons", oil on canvas
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Eggs on a Plate

"Eggs on a Plate", oil on canvas
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I think I did a better job with the soft edges this time. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Alabaster Eggs

"Alabaster Eggs", oil on canvas
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An artist gave me a tray of seven alabaster eggs a couple of years ago and I think this might the first time I've used them in a still life painting.  I've been painting eggs lately so I figured "why not?" 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Eggs in a Bowl

"Eggs in a bowl", oil on canvas
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It was easy to put the composition together for this painting: eggs in a bowl, and something to break up the monotony of the big empty gray space in front (in this case playing cards).  But I didn't see that the bowl casts a distorted reflection of the area around it until I was nearly finished painting the bowl.  An unexpected challenge and an exercise in values.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Three Eggs

"Three Eggs", oil on canvas
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More eggs to draw and paint. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Eggs

"Eggs", oil on canvas
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I've been painting a lot of eggs lately.  It's a little harder than I expected, but I'm liking it a lot.  The big challenge for me is getting the edges right while accurately depicting the round shape.  It's a good exercise in painting. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Zorn's Strawberries


"Zorn's Strawberries", oil on canvas board
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This was painted using the Zorn palette. It's named after Anders Zorn, a Swedish artist who is known for portraits and nudes in outdoor settings. He's also known for using a limited palette which has three colors: Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, and Ivory Black, plus Titanium White.

I have a few more figure drawings. These are long poses (about 2 to 3 hours) and they're back poses.


I thought the light and dark shapes made a pattern that was so prominent that this one practically drew itself. It was just a matter of getting measurements and proportions correct. I really should have stopped just after two hours, but sometimes I don't know when to stop and I almost ruined it.



This drawing started out so well, but I struggled with the middle tones. Also, the ceiling lights washed out a lot of the values in the shoulders.

This is more of a side pose than the other two. Feel free to comment. :-)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Black and White


"Black and White", oil on canvas panel
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This was painted with a limited palette. The bowl is actually closer to a dark brown, but "Black and "White" sounds so much better.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Plums


"Plums", oil on canvas board
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sweet Sticky Things



"Sweet Sticky Things", oil on canvas panel
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Sweet...

"Candy", oil on canvas panel
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And another candy still life...

"Still Life in Red", pastel on paper

I think this is the first pastel that I've finished in months. It's also the biggest painting I've finished in months. After working in monochrome with the figure drawings and using a limited palette with the oil paintings, it was a little refreshing to use COLOR with the pastels. Feel free to comment or criticize.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Persimmons


"Persimmons", oil on canvas board
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Monday, January 2, 2012

Oriental Cup


"Oriental Cup", oil on canvas panel
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