Friday, May 23, 2014

Cherries Three - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas

"Cherries Three" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas
Back to painting some cherries - one of my favorite subjects.  (Also a favorite to eat!)  I love their shiny reflections and range of colors from an orangey-red to dark purple.

"Cherries Three" is a 6 x 6 inch painting on gallery wrapped canvas.  The sides are painted black so framing is optional.  $60.  Click the Buy Now button below to purchase by credit card or click here for other ways to purchase a painting.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Plums - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

"Plums" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas
Plums are not one of my favorite fruits.  In fact, I bought these plums simply to paint with no intention of eating them.  (I gave them to a friend when I no longer needed them as a model).  Hopefully they tasted good as I picked them for their "paintability" (I think I just made that word up) and not for their "eatabiliy" (another new word, I believe).

I really like the composition on this one.  I think one of the tests of a good composition is that you can turn a painting in any direction and it will still look pleasing to the eye.

"Plums" is a 6 x 6 inch painting on gallery wrapped canvas.  

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bundle - 5 x 7 inches - oil on paper

"Bundle" - 5 x 7 inches - oil on canvas
Painting this asparagus was a real challenge.  I didn't want to paint every single stalk.  I started by painting the shape of the entire bundle and then gradually carved out some individual pieces.  I really liked painting the orange/pink rubber band that binds them together.  It has form so there is a small highlight at the top and a small shadow underneath.  Purchase info is below.

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"Bundle" is a 5 x 7 inch oil on paper painting and comes in a white, 8 x 10 mat.  $50  Click the Buy Now button below to purchase using a credit card or click here for other payment options.