Friday, February 26, 2010

Pink Lady on Side

Oil Red Apple Still Life Painting Fruit Kitchen Art


Oil on Raymar panel, 6" x 8".

I guess I'm enjoying seeing and enjoying rich, bright colors on everyday subjects lately like this apple. It's backlit and painted from a somewhat different angle - on its side with its bottom playing a prominent part in the scene.
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bananas in Bowl

Oil Fruit Still Life Painting Blue Rimmed Bowl Kitchen Art


Oil on hardboard panel 5" x 7".

Three bananas were resting in a shallow blue-rimmed bowl and holding together nicely in the spotlight. This is a favorite still life of bananas that I painted a few years ago and it tells me why I will always love to paint fruit with color and passion (and anything in bowls as far as that goes).
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunflower Still Life

Oil Flower Still Life Painting Floral Vase Garden Art


Oil on Raymar panel, 10" x 8".

I was in the mood to spin the color wheel when I painted this still life with a sunflower as the star performer. It brightened up a dreary winter day for me and I was energized for a while. That energy suddenly seemed to make my strokes of paint thicker and more decisive. It's fun to get enough paint in place and be able to carve through it again later. You also can't be in a bad mood while experiencing a sunflower taking shape on your canvas. Let the pigments loose! Or, something like that. :)
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Orange Slices

Oil Still Life Painting Fruit Kitchen Art


Watercolor on paper, 8" x 10".

I'm reposting this painting from a few years ago which I was very happy with and still like to view. A watercolor of peeled orange slices and some curling orange rind in the background. Orange and blue playing against each other and a favorite fruit included!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Single Stem

Oil Rose Flower Still Life Painting Floral Garden Art


Oil on Raymar panel, 10" x 8".

Happy Valentine's Day and here's a rose to enjoy every day of the year! Its cream-colored petals are tipped with deep crimson and I think it may be one of my favorite roses because of this dramatic coloring. But, in reality, I enjoy painting roses of any color. They truly are fascinating and I had a blast painting this one.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Bunny

Oil Painting Wildlife Animal Art Rabbit Hare Winter Landscape


Oil on masonite board, 10" x 8".

This rabbit appears somewhat camouflaged with its coloring being so similar to the snowy landscape. I painted this from a photo my daughter took near her home in KC. I thought about the rabbit pausing a while before wandering along to another good place to stop and think I suppose. I also thought it was such a cute pose!
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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Home in Provence

Oil Landscape Art House Portrait France Patio Pool Deck


Oil on stretched canvas, 11" x 14".

This was such a great house to paint in the middle of the snowy winter weather many of us are having. My client wanted a painting of her parents' house in Provence to surprise them with as a gift. She says she likes the colorful and sunny mood of the painting which reminds her of this region in France. And I enjoyed painting it very much!
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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Daybreak

Rooster Oil Painting Farm Animal Art Chicken Fowl


Oil on stretched canvas, 12" x 12" x 3/4".

An energetic and colorful rooster is stretching his wings in anticipation of another day. The background has some mystery and I want the viewers to envision where they think he is. He could be walking on pavement in a neighborhood on a Polynesian island or walking near the edge of a body of water. That was just a couple of ideas I had while painting him.
This painting is on a canvas that is stapled in the back and the sides are painting making it ready to hang unframed if desired.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ladybug Luck

Oil Still Life Painting Bug Flower Garden


Oil on board, 2.5" x 3.5".

Bright and cheerful Ladybugs are always welcome in gardens and on our hands, arms, hats, etc. I'm thankful for their gentle presence and gorgeous, colorful bodies and I don't like to see them leave. The Ladybug painting is one of many ACEO paintings I painted from which I learned a great deal. They helped me immensely with painting form and details quickly. I want to return to the lessons learned as much as I can.

This painting is sold, but if you'd like, I'd love to paint this Lady again for you in a larger size. Thanks for stopping by!

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