Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Crisp Quartet

Crisp Quartet, 6x8 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay
I found my self painting these little beauties several times in preparation for a larger painting. These multi colored apples provide a certain challenge that I wanted to get right.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cherry Chaos

Cherry Chaos, 6x8 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay
I love cherries. What can I say. So here we are again with cherry spillage this time flirting with a complementary green background. I'm also lovin' my ceramic and china creamers. I may have to get a collection going. Or maybe I already have one... :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Blueberry Cream

Blueberry Cream, 6x8 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay
This particular creamer came from my maternal grandmothers set that I inadvertently ended up with when my paternal aunt passed away. My cousin was gracious enough to pack up the entire 12 piece setting along with several miscellaneous items and ship it three quarters of the way across the US. All I had to do was pay shipping! Of course once it arrived, I had to go shopping for a cabinet to hold and display it all... bummer, huh? :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cherry Spill

Cherry Spill 6x8 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay
Again, mass chaos on the counter/shadow box that is my still life set up. Cherries across the board. And some tumbling onto the floor because as I dump them into the cup and allow them to spill - spill they do.
On a sad note, these cherries died a natural death in the fridge after a high-spirited and vigorous modeling career for a devoted, albeit, obsessive artist. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pinks & Bronze

Pinks & Bronze Tin, 8x6 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay
This little bronze urn used to hold my chapstick tubes by the front door but was recently upgraded to a studio prop. Such is the way of many odds and ends around here. Husband and I just got back from the Home Show in Seattle where we gawked at the little cottage like sheds. Many with storage attics which now look really good to me as my prop pile begins to take over my studio...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pinks & Cherries

Pinks & Cherries, 8x8 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay.
A few free spirited cherries and a small bouquet. Quietly romantic. :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cherries & Heirloom Creamer

Cherries & Heirloom Creamer, 8x10 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay.
Once again, it appears cherries are having recess all over my counter top. The creamer is from my grandmother and was passed on to me several years ago. Grandmas can have cool things.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Pop Of Red

Pop Of Red, 4x6 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay.
A happy little painting of one of my favorite subjects - cherries! A nice break from the eye-crossing roses I had been working on which, while challenging at first, I now have a better understanding of their complex shapes. Clearly, cherry shapes are less complex but can still say so much in a small space! :)

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Red Rose Keepsake

Red Rose Keepsake, 8x10 oil on canvas, bid on eBay
Again, another attempt at roses. This time I got smart and purchased some beautiful silk flowers at the local florist shop. My last red roses didnt even open so I had to find a more economical solution if I'm going to perfect these. These silks are fabulous! The buds and flowers are really lifelike. The leaves, not so much. I have to do some improvising there but as I like to say, " How do we eat an elephant? One bite at a time..." :)

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Rose Impressions

Rose Impressions, 6x6 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay
I think this little bouquet of pink roses is just about bloomed out. An impressionistic and energetic version of my three pinks fully bloomed. Time to find a new bouquet.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Cup O' Roses

Cup O' Roses, 6x6 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay
As I said in an earlier post, I'm working on roses. Trying to achieve the general shape and feel of the layers while maintaining a fresh, impressionistic look. I think I'm beginning to get a feel for the the general shape now. It is still a bit overwhelming but I'm confident that with time and effort I'll get more comfortable with them.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Three Minis

Three Minis, 4x6 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay. I'm not sure how many more paintings I can squeeze out of this little bouquet of pinks. Not exactly quality flowers from the grocery store so I have touse a bit of artistic license here.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Cherries Overboard 2

Cherries Overboard 2, 8x8 oil on canvas. A second but slightly different version of my first Cherries Overboard.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Electric Plums

Electric Plums, 6x8 oil on canvas. Bid on eBay
I heisted the plums from a photo used for a workshop painting then inserted my teapot and grapes. Generally, I like to work from life but veered off the path today for this little electric painting. I'll be back to painting roses tomorrow.