Monday, September 21, 2015

Wine Bottle Demo -a still life painting in oil

oil 12x9 inches magnify/purchase Here's the second demonstration I did for Associated Artists of the Inland Empire's Fall Show. I'm happy to announce that my painting below, Wine & Roses, was awarded Second Place in the oil category. Thank you, Associated Artists!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Circles & A Square -a still life painting in oil -SOLD

oil 8x10 inches magnify/purchase info We are eight days from moving. I'm only about half way packed, but my new studio is coming along nicely. It's going to be a big one! Plenty of space for workshops and bigger paintings. I'm so excited! I'll share some pictures as soon as I can. Meanwhile, here's the first demo I did last Saturday in Rancho Cucamonga. These are my mini pomegranates I love to use for their size and color. In my opinion this painting works well because of color harmony and the inclusion of round shapes of different sizes, a square shape and line. I like using diagonals to prevent a static, (really still) still life. Below you can see my start, toned with burnt umber.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Citrus -a still life painting in oil

oil 8x8 inches magnify/purchase info Tomorrow I'll be painting still life at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga for Associated Artists of the Inland Empire's Fall Show. It's open from 10-10 in Celebration Hall. Show closes on Sunday at 4pm.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Nectarine Reflections -a still life painting in oil

oil 6x6 inches magnify/purchase info There are a few still life paintings hanging around my studio. This summer has been such a blur, I don't even remember when I painted this! I do remember it was a small experiment. I toned the canvas with a transparent cool where the warms would be and a transparent warm where the cools would eventually be. Interesting, but not something I'd do on a regular basis. I have another one that's not post-worthy, but I like the reflections here.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Paint The Banana! -SOLD

oil 10x8 inches magnify Here's the last painting for Just Plein Fun, the quick draw. We had from 4-6:15pm to paint a scene from Marine Avenue, frame it and get it into the gallery. What a lot of fun! Throughout the week just about everyone painted one of the frozen banana signs at one time or another. I chose it for my quick draw because it's so iconic for the little island. This piece is available through the Debra Huse Gallery 949-723-6171.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

226 -a plein air painting from Balboa Island -SOLD

oil 8x8 inches magnify The Just Plein Fun Invitational ended on Saturday with a quick draw in the afternoon. This is the piece I did in the cool overcast of that morning. This painting is available through the Debra Huse Gallery 949-723-6171.
While painting that morning I had a delightful visit from my friend Tammie and her husband from Bixby, Oklahoma. We met in Colorado last September at the Kim English workshop. They were in the area for a wedding and took time to hunt me down. Thanks so much, Tammie! It was so good to see you both.
Here's how it would look leaned up against your car's wheel.