Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Rose Still Life With Fruit

"Pink and Red Bits"
10"x 8" Oil on Gessobord
nfs - being revised

After the "bug" making me sick all of January and a bout of Painter's Block with a capital letters, I finally finished a painting. I think I'll try keeping the brush strokes more loose for a while and not work toward such realism. My patience is a bit all over the place and sure hope inspiration comes and stays for a while. Happing painting, fellow artists out there!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Figs on Antique Table

"Figs Spotlight"
10"x 20" Oil on linen wood panel
$599.00 + s and h

I finished the figs today after the holidays and having a fresh eye, I decided to only put a glaze on the background and defined the front table edge a bit along with new photos. The first image shows good color representation but the cut figs appear a bit "posterized" so the detail shot shows the brush strokes a little better although not very clear. I spending way too much time trying to get satisfactory photos these days.
My Canon SureShot does a little better with detail, but my iphone surpasses the canon on true color. Maybe a new camera in 2019, suggestions welcomed. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!! 2019 almost here, lets paint!!!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Orange Sections in Cool Light

 "Orange Sections in Cool Light"
10"x10" Oil on a RayMar Linen Panel
$299. plus s & h

Sorry for the poor photo, this being one of many. The orange sections are a slightly cooler hue in the original but I could not get that subtlety in this image. One of the important elements of this composition is the shadow shapes on the wall and table.  The cool vs warm light on the objects is what this painting is all about and what I have strived to represent. I hope you enjoy viewing it and thank you for visiting my site.
Happy and blessed holidays and Merry Christmas if that applies to you!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Three Peaches on Blue Background

"Peaches in December"
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord
$115.00 + s & h

That deep blue background makes the peaches pop and a perfect color for December.
Note that the photo is showing the foreground table edge darker than the original and there is a bit of black under the table side edge not apparent.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Blood Orange on Old Stool

"Blood Orange Swirl"
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord
$150. + s & h

Blood Oranges are the best of fruits for my taste ( literally and artistically ). They have so many colors to play with, the oranges, orange reds, purples and rosey reds. I just can't get enough of them but these beauties are not often available. When I do have a chance to purchase I paint some from life but take many photos of different compositions for future paintings, safely stored away in my blood orange file. If you are interested in this painting give me a note on my email. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wild Pears and Pottery- Sold

"For the Picking"
9"x 12" Oil on Gessobord

I find myself looking for fruit trees and certain flowers everywhere I go. Once I find a fruit tree such as a peach, apple or pear I remember where it is and go to borrow leaves or maybe fruit sometimes.  Often I'll use store bought fruit with the leaves of a certain tree for that freshly harvested illusion. On this occasion I hit the jackpot as this pear tree was in front of an abandoned house and the fruit was there for the picking. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Murrells Inlet Sunset from Veteran's Pier- Sold

"Murrells Inlet Sunset at Veteran's Pier"
9"x 12" Oil on Gessobord

I've been taking a break from blogging to do a few commissions but this painting was for my pleasure. I took a photo of this sunset a year ago and have looked forward to trying to capture it in paint. There is so much beauty in this coastal area of South Carolina, my new home for a year now, and I desire to expand my skills to more landscape and seascape paintings. 
The view here is looking back at Marsh Walk from The Veteran's Pier where many great seafood restaurants are enjoyed by locals and visitors year round.   

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Blue Plate Special II - SOLD

"Blue Plate Special II"
8'x 10" Oil on linen panel
$250. + s&h

Fresh out of the garden and onto the easel!  Happy Summer while it lasts.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Three Peaches and Bottle - SOLD

"Peach Round Up"
8"x 8" Oil on linen panel

Peaches in the South..... nothing finer than that!! The old bottle has been in the family forever and the painted bench I found in a little antique store in Brookhaven, Ga.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Braves Hat, Ball and Peanuts - SOLD

"Braves Fan"
8"x 10" Oil on Gessobord

I had to celebrate the great season our Atlanta Braves are having!! I lived in Atlanta 53 years and although I recently moved to SC, the Braves will always be my team!! Go Braves!!
My illustration background allows me to feel very comfortable with this type of subject, it was fun, fun, fun!! Peanuts, anyone?