I've been wanting to try painting cherries. These were very fun - such a deep red color. And of course the added benefit of eating them when I was done.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I found these gynormous granny smith apples (most likely GMO) and combined them with a white ceramic pitcher I have painted before. I like the salmon colored background and the reflection on the picture from the paper and apples. But that pitcher gives me fits....
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
In the dead of winter I like to have fresh flowers, so last week I bought these incredibly, yellow roses. Just the ticket! Before I tossed out the bouquet I took three heads (roses not human) and painted them. Every time I look at this painting I smile.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
This is a collections of my friends really cool stuff that was hanging around in her studio. The "shadow box" is an old, wooden tray for silverware, painted red on the outside. It was fun to set up but not as fun to paint. Way to much information in such a small space. I do that a lot, try to cram to much into the picture. Id like to try this again only much larger.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I saw these at the grocery store and had to paint one. It is a golden beet. The inside is a very bright yellow color and they are milder in taste than the regular red beets (which I don't like). So after I painted this I peeled it and chopped it up and ate it in my salad. Happens a lot to my still life subjects.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Here's the golden box with the shiny purple ribbon again. The ribbon is tricky because it is shiny and a hard color to mix, plus somewhat transparent with sparkles. What was I thinking? I tried to apply Robert Burridge's "Goof-Proof color wheel principles.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This was a giant pine cone about 12" tall which made a good "tree". I didn't have a direct light on the still life and as a result had almost no shadows because of the sunlight coming in the window directly behind me. I am finding painting near a window to be a big factor during the sun-less winter days we have. Such a contrast. If I have the window behind the set up for light it hurts my eyes, almost light staring into a bright light. If it's behind me then shadows get distorted. I am back to setting things up in a box -but I sure hate blocking the light from the window. Definitely leads to cabin fever....