Yellow Roses and Swedish Tapestry


I really wanted to try out a yellow background.  I not sure why. That was my over riding thought as I was heading to the studio this morning.  I have had a couple of ideas for larger still life paintings recently using yellow, black, and white.  Upon arriving at the studio, I opened up the cabinet that holds …
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Yellow Flowers in a Magenta World


I can’t even think of the last time I did a pastel still life.  I had this composition all set up.  I had a square oil painting panel out and ready to go.  I was about to get out the oil paints themselves, and get to work. As I looked back at my set up, …
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Asparagus


Please click here to bid on this painting. This painting is a new format for me.  I thought it worked well with the subject matter.  The panel that it is painted on, is one the I created myself. 

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Red Pears and Cobalt Glass


Please click here to bid on this painting. Today’s post was a quick painting.  I had this great, little, stretched canvas.  I haven’t painted this glass jar for quite a while, and decided the time had come to revisit an old friend.  It was wonderful to just play with lighting, color, and composition on a …
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Oranges


Please click here to bid on this painting. I have always loved painting citrus fruits.  I saw these in the store the other day, and was immediatley drawn to the beautiful leaves.  They have a great waxy green color to them.  For this painting, I really have tried to paint stroke by stroke. If left …
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Gerbera Daisies


Please click here to bid on this painting I finally had a day off from work today.  I thought it would be fun to spend my afternoon studying something nice and colorful.  What a delight it was to have the afternoon to paint and finally start to feel all caught up during this busy holiday …
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The Pomegranate


  Please click here to bid on this painting Pomegranates are a wonderful fruit.  In addition to being delicious, they seem to make a great subject to paint.  I thing my attraction resides in all the  wonderful texture that you find on the fruits skin.  A wonderful texture translated this time, to a lot of brush strokes, and …
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Top Lit Sunflower


I tried something a little different with the lighting on this painting.  I used an artificial light, clamped up high.  I positioned it to shine down on this sunflower from above.  I actually painted it while sitting.  I think it gave an interesting point of view to this painting.

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Sunflowers and the Studio Window


 Please click here to bid on this painting. Today’s post continues my series of still life paintings featuring sunflowers.  This view takes a look out my new studio window, out onto the busy street.  It was really great using the street, the new fallen snow, and the used car dealership as a back drop.

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