Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Flowers & Poms

 


Flowers & Poms  oil 8x16 inches
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Similar to my last painting posted, it's fun to take the same subject matter and create a different design.  I'm a big fan of red and green.  In person, the flowers are lighter.  Flowers are most often in vases or jars, but once in a while their shapes and shadows are pleasing when resting on a table.  

Monday, May 17, 2021

Bouquet With Apple

 


Bouquet With Apple oil 9x12 inches
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Here I used a green toned canvas and let bits of it peek through in the background to create unity with the rest.  The minty green with the reds is uncommon and interesting to me.  I hope you like it.  

IN OTHER NEWS:  I have 3 spaces open in my workshop coming up in just a couple of days.  The date is changed to this coming Friday and Saturday.  Email me quick if you'd like to jump in!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Again With The Apples

 


Again With The Apples  oil 6x6
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Apples are my default subject when I haven't painted in a while.  I painted this in January, and experimented with laying in transparent darks with a hog bristle.  The effect really doesn't read right in a photo, but when you see the painting in person the dark passages are luminous rather than like a dark hole.  You can see the texture of the canvas and the brush through the dark transparent paint.  In contrast, light areas of the subject are painted opaquely which makes them look even more lit.  



Friday, May 14, 2021

Autumn Patterns

 


Autumn Patterns    oil 18x18 inches  

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Sometime in October I had this idea of a still life from bird's eye view.  With a tablecloth on the floor, I arranged objects to create a kind of rhythm.  It's all about pattern.  This painting is beautifully custom framed in a modern white wood frame about 1 1/2 inches wide with a smooth white finish.  Currently, it is on display in the front window of Mission Fine Art Gallery, San Juan Capistrano, CA.  


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Mission Spring Fountain

 


Mission Spring Fountain  oil 11x14
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Flowers abound in the Spring at Mission San Juan Capistrano!  A couple of years ago I planted myself in a shady spot and enjoyed painting this view, which is a favorite of other plein air painters as well.  This painting is beautifully custom framed and is currently available in person at Mission Fine Art Gallery, directly across the street from the Mission.  

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sunflower Song

 


Sunflower Song  oil 20x16 inches
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A simple color scheme in yellow, green and blue.  I painted this from life in my studio featuring  a pitcher that belonged to my grandmother.  This piece is in a handsome custom wood frame, dark, distressed with gold lip.  Pictured below.