Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Little Pinkie

This is another little teacup I found in a treasure hunt one afternoon. Who knows how many sips of tea it has provided or how many conversations it has been privy to...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Reaching for the Light

I love this type of lighting on a still life, like a soft beam bathing my flowers in light. I am realizing I would like to name my paintings based more on what they mean versus what they are....another shift in my artist many lately. This one is 10" x 8" oil on board.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Blue Vase

After attending Weekend with the Masters I have so many ideas storming around...and sooo much homework to help me improve. So here I am back into a still life a day...soon to add a model a week (or two or three if I can). So many of the masters stressed the importance of painting from life...that the camera lies and tries to bring everything into focus also erradicating the beautiful range of temperatures in a live set-up. This one is a little 5" x 7" oil on Raymar canvas panel.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Mestizo Beauty

This beautiful girl works in the wine shop/art gallery where I manage the art. She dances and sings beautifully. I asked what her ethnic origin is and she mentioned 'mestizo' which is a blend of Latin and European. At any rate...she has an intensity about her that I wanted to capture. This painting is 20" x 16" oil on canvas Raymar panel.