Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Original Oil Painting Fruity


Fruity

Painted on an Ampersand Gessobord.

10" x 10"

I am on a strawberry roll. Here is another painting from my studio still life(s) using my California Yummy Strawberries! They are being protected my the other fruit but as usual one tries to roll away.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Original Oil Painting Strawberry Sunflower


Sunflower Strawberries

8" x 10"
Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

It has been awhile since my last post. I haven't been able to get myself to pick up a brush. That happens from time to time. So I spent my time surfing the net and looking at all the beautiful art work. Usually that gets me going but this time it did not work. Then I started to gather things from the refrigerator and garden arranging some still life(s) and photographing them. I would take maybe 72 pictures to find one or two I liked. I find still life arrangements a lot of work. It is not easy to create compositions that work plus adjusting lighting and strawberries rolling the wrong way. 

  Well today I started this small one. Tomorrow I hope to added the finishing details: checking the colors and fixing any color that looks muddy and brightening the highlights. It is always easier to do this when the paint is dryer.