Monday, March 13, 2017

Artwork for Week # 8 - "Golden Celebration Roses", Small Oil Painting

Golden Celebration
Oil
6 x 6 x 1 in
2017
Large, deeply cupped Golden Celebration variety of rose flowers are approximately 3" across. The color is quite unusually deep and rich golden-yellow and exceptionally fragrant. These magnificent flowers (petals 55-75) are held on a very good repeat blooming shrub of ideal rounded habit of growth.
The brush strokes are thick and loaded with vibrant oil paint. 
Details
 

Artwork for Week # 7 - "Red Tomatoes", Small Oil Painting


Sweet Tomatoes
Oil
6 x 6 x 1 in
2017


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Artwork for Week # 6 - "Sweet Nectarines", Small Oil Painting

Oil
6 x 6 x 1 in
2017
Available

Another rainy, grey week. Nectarines at hand. The choice was clear. 
 
I also noticed that the finished painting can be displayed from either side. :-)

Artwork for Week # 5 - "Fresh from Farmer's Market", Small Oil Painting

Oil
6 x 6 x 1 in
2017
Available

It was painted as part of the from life weekly series. I was hoping for the sunlight but the week was dedicated to the storm and it rained all days long.

So I decided to utilize the diffused light and painted strawberries without composing them in any particular order.

Artwork for Week # 4 - "Stronger Together II", Small Oil Painting





Stronger Together
Oil
11 x 7 approx
2017

It was painted as part of the from life weekly series. I had this prop around my studio and it was very interesting how it responds to sublight.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Artwork for Week # 3 - "Stronger Together", Small Oil Painting


For this week, I painted tomatoes hand in hand! I was listening to NPR and was moved by the vigor in the atmosphere due to the marches of women across the nation.

 "Stronger Together"
Oil
8 x 8 in
2017
 
 "Stronger Together" details
Oil
8 x 8 in
2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Artwork for Week #2 - "Rhymes with Orange", Small Oil Painting



It was a big orange picked from the backyard. I loved the green leave that came with it.

"Rhymes with Orange"
6 x 6
Oil
2017

Painting from life can be very satisfying experience if you think about it. The race against changing light, prompt selection of colors and resulting sense of accomplishment is gratifying.

So, here is to the week #2. Enjoy!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Artwork for Week #1 - Gala, Small Oil Painting

Oil
6" x 6" Approx.

The year 2017 has begun and so has the studio work. Let me publish my first post with the first oil painting of the year. I will keep track of the work by posting it here and at other photo-sharing streams.

The above painted apple was supposed to be my afternoon snack. But a beautiful fruit as this begged to be painted first! 

So, I arranged it on the table top and painted it using wet on wet from life. Enjoy!