Friday, November 28, 2014

Temptation Tea

Click Here To Buy It Now - $75, oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

The apple turned out looking so luscious to me I can understand better how Eve was tempted.  I think it must be because the apple is surrounded by all that white then reflected back again in the pot.  This photo doesn't do the apple color justice, it is a much richer red in the original painting.

Since December is going to be so hectic this will be my last new painting until next year.  I will continue to post some older paintings completed before I set up my blog and Daily Paintworks site and many of them will be very Christmasy so stay tuned.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Game

Oil on gessobord, 8x10 inches, not for sale

This represents a world I know little about but find intriguing.  Is life really a game to some?  I'm happiest in my world creating and painting but there is a whole world out there I know nothing about and that intrigues me. 

I've discovered that bright colors don't photo very well, the photograph doesn't show the subtle brush work on the red tablet.  I also noticed that on the bright orange colors when painting my pumpkin series.  Now is a good time to note that various technologies used to reproduce art work are not always accurate, there are limitations and inconsistencies of various display monitors also and the colors you see on your screen may not be totally accurate.  That being said I try to get as accurate a representation as possible.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Olive Contemplation

Click Here To Buy It Now - $75, oil on canvas panel, 6x8 inches

Olives are great fun to paint, I don't know why I haven't used them more often.  There is something about the composition with the olives and polka dotted cup in the background that works.  This is an older piece that I painted before setting up my blog and DPW so I'm posting it now.  When first starting to paint small I painted on canvas panels and looking back I'm enjoying the texture.  Suddenly I'm fired up to try more canvas panels!

Art work makes great Christmas gifts!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Party's Over

Click Here To Buy It Now - $75, oil on gessobord, 6x6 inches

Shoes can speak volumes.  When I see vintage shoes I wonder about the lives of the people who wore them.  These shoes speak of a young preteen or teenage girl who has just come home from her first school dance and is now on her mobile phone sharing all the excitement with her best friend.  Sometimes it's hard for me to get rid of old favorite shoes mostly because of comfort but also of the memories tied to them.  Why don't I feel that way about a purse, what is it about shoes? 

Holidays are coming so I won't have the chance to paint much.  Enjoy your time with family and friends and be thankful!  

Give the gift of art for Christmas!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Garden Arbor

Click Here to Buy It Now - $50, oil on gessobord, 5x7 inches

Remembering summer.  I'm feeling a little nostalgic about my gardens, soon they will be covered with snow and I won't see them until May.  I painted this from one of my garden photos and thought I would try to loosen my paint style a bit.