Friday, December 30, 2011

Shiny Reds

Shiny Reds, 8x10 oil on canvas.
I think brass can be deceiving. Frankly, it's more of a green. Maybe just for this particular painting but when mixing the colors, I had some experimenting to do to achieve this "brassy" color. And then there's the reflections.. At any rate, I'm happy with the outcome and will probably use this basket again.. sometime.. when I'm in the mood for a challenge.. :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Lantern To Read By

Bid on eBay
A Lantern To Read By, 8x10 oil on canvas. I pulled this old song book off my bookshelf just for this painting. This was a fun project addressing the issue of aging a book. But seriously, the last pumpkin painting until next year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

After Dark

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After Dark oil on canvas, 8x10. I'm particularly happy with this painting. The tea pot has just the right surface to it with just enough highlight as to not compete to much with the pears. And the pears really sizzle against the tea pot! Yes indeedy, I like this one. Maybe I should keep it around for inspiration. If it doesnt sell on eBay I just may do that.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Autumn Colors

Autumn Colors, 8x10 oil on canvas - SOLD
A week before Christmas and I'm still posting Autumn paintings. I'm happy with this painting. Backgrounds are really coming together for me these days. I've been studying color like a crazed obsessive but I think it's paying off. It turns out there really is some science to it, albeit I wont deny that the occasional rule breaking can often turn 'ho-hum' into 'dyn-o-mite!', hence, color THEORY and not color FACT. At any rate, I continue to experiment, finding the best lessons are learned through experience. Off to the studio.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 8x10 oil on canvas. Okay, it was a REALLY nice day. Maybe not very wintery but I'm more inclined towards sun than snow anyway. MERRY CHRISTMAS!