Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Original Oil Painting Copper Kettle

Copper Kettle with Friends


12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

I found this copper kettle at the local antique shop. I am starting to become a pack rat when it comes to still life objects. I hate dusting so they stay in the basement on shelves until I need them. I wonder what other artists do with all the still life objects. Do they eventually end up at Goodwill or in a rummage sale? Maybe I should look into antique shops that rent objects. Well for now this copper kettle was painted once and will probably be painted again. Thanks for viewing my Copper Kettle painting! 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Original Oil Painting Sun Captured Tulip

Sun Captured Tulip

10" x 10"
Painted on gessobord.

I painted this from a photo I took of a tulip in the shadows but captured by a spot of light filtering through the tree buds above. As the wind blew the tulip went from sun to shadow. Since I first saw it in the shadows I decided to call it Shadow Tulip. It was luck that I captured  the tulip when the light was hitting it.  Thanks for viewing my Spring Tulip of 2017!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Original Oil Painting Veggies



12" X 12"
Painted on gessobord.

This was HARD!!! It took longer and a lot of adjusting. Today I put the finishing glazes on. I used a linseed medium to apply them and opening windows is a must. I do not know what I hate more the odor of varnish or mediums. I tried to use walnut oil but it didn't quite work as smooth as the mediums. 

Glazes are made with lots of medium and a little oil paint so they are transparent. Glazes can be used to unify areas where there are lots of color changes in them like the cloth. I used a low key warm violet glazes on the shadows of the cloth. That way they still have color changes in them but they do not stand out as the highlighted areas do.  I also use glazes to push areas back. The background color has a white glaze over it. The glaze dulls and lightens the dark color making it recede.  So now I am going to take a long walk and breath in some fresh air. Thanks for viewing my painting: Veggies. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Original Oil Painting Spring Blue Bird of Happiness

Spring Blue Bird of Happiness


10" x 10"
Painted on gessobord.

Here is my blue bird of happiness figurine again. This time I painted it with some spring blossoms from the tree outside my window. I never get tried of painting this little figurine. Happy Spring Everyone!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Original Oil Painting Duck Duck Goose

Duck Duck Goose


10" x 10"
Painted on a gessobord.

I painted this from a still life I created in my studio. I love how the duck figurine has a similar shape as the pears. Why I named it Duck Duck Goose I have no idea. It just pop into my head. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Original Oil Painting Daffodil Choir

Daffodil Choir


9" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

It has been a gloomy few days here in Wisconsin. I decided I needed to paint something light and bright so I went through my photos. I found a daffodil photo I took a week ago on a sunny day and I love the way the flowers captured the sunlight and how their white petals reflected all the color around them. It was not easy to capture the sunlight. It took a lot of premix colors but I am happy with the results. The time and effort was well worth it. I posted the photo I used below.  The green spikes in the photo were so dark and stiff that I used other photos to suggest them.

 Rain, rain go away and let the sun come through!!!

These photos were taken at Evergreen Manor in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Evergreen Manor is a rehab/ retirement home.