Monday, July 2, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Original Oil Painting Hand over Hand

Hand Over Hand

12"  x  12"

Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

I painted this cross over composition in my studio. I like how the composition has the objects cross over each over. It reminds me of how we use to choose who is up to bat first by placing your hands on the bat 's neck and the last one to get their hand over the other person's hand wins. Is it the onion or the scallion? I will let you decide. 

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Original Oil Painting Random Gathering

Random Gathering

12" x  12"

Painted on  Ampersand Gessobord.

There is no real reason for these objects other than I felt like painting them. I arranged them in a circular composition making the vertical lines in the painting a nice contrast and balance to all the curved lines. It turned out to be a very complimentary gathering. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Original Oil Painting Circular Peel

Circular Peel

10" x  10"

Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

My goal was to paint something only using two items with multiple color changes. I chose a Macintosh Apple and a silver canning funnel. Those choices made thing a little more difficult but the spiral peel is what caught my interest. I took a photo of the still life to paint from because the peel kept moving.  

I love painting multiple colors next to each other but when you use complimentary colors you need to keep your brush clean. Complimentary colors can darken one and another which is ok if done right but if that is not the intent it can look dirty.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Original Oil Painting Back from the Cottage

Back from the Cottage

12" x 12"

Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

It has been awhile since my last post. I have been busy making baby shower center pieces and trying to get my plants in. I posted a photo below of the shower center pieces.

 As for the painting it was quite a challenge with all the color changes in the pinwheel. I had to use lots of patience and cleaning the brush every time the color changed. This painting wore me out or I am just a little rusty. Hope to paint more now that things have settled down but when the baby comes in June I will be a Grandma-ma for the first time!! Yeah!!