Saturday, August 22, 2009

Clementine and friends, 8x10

I attended Qiang Huang's still lifes workshop in Granbury, Tx, last weekend. FYI: It took place at the Iron Horse Inn wh/ is a terrific B&B, charming, great food and hospitality. I can highly recommend not only Qiang's workshops (always informative and well organized), but also this lovely B&B. Go there and tell owner Theresa that I sent you! Meanwhile, yes, we did still life painting...simply being still is very challenging for me, and painting small is also very challenging for me...nevertheless, Quiang's work is always exciting, so there must be something to the pursuit of still life, and I will work on it. Of the three paintings done that weekend, this is my favorite. I know the lemon looks large, and it was a large lemon...the 'orange' is a clementine' orange, so they are small by nature, and of course, it was everything I could do to paint the cherries before eating them. Peak season, very good!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Look, but don't touch, 8x10

This is the only painting completed in the last few days. Sadly, a couple of landscape attempts were wipers...they looked lazy, and I could tell I was tired and just pushing paint around. Ok, snap out of it. I liked this better. I do love watching people in museums, architectural attractions, etc. This mother/daughter was enjoying an icon exhibition at an Italian museum. I liked the way the sun was coming in some small, high windows and hitting the mother's hat and tiny spots of the heavily carved frame of the icon. (sold)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Catch of the Day, 9x12

This is a small study of the fish caught with friends in corpus Christi, TX, last year. I like the freshness of the strokes, particularly in the old wood decking, and the contrast of the old wood with the red basket...and the resulting dinner was quite tasty, too! $130 unframed, + s/h. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me.