Saturday, October 31, 2009

Berries and Drip Pottery

8" x 10" Oil on Linen

I finally managed to get a decent picture of my latest painting in time to enter it into the Facebook Challenge. The reds are impossible to photograph. The drape was also difficult as it is more toned down in the original than what is shown, but this was the best I could do.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunflowers and Olive Jar

18 x 24 Oil on Canvas

I just finished this painting and entered it in the Facebook "First Annual Autumn Arts Painting Challenge and Competition". It is a larger piece (18 x 24) that I regularly paint, but the size of the sunflowers made it difficult for the surface to be any smaller. This olive jar was purchased on Ebay quite a while ago but I didn't find anything that perked my interest until this autumn, which is my favorite time of year. So much color to paint!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oriental Jar and Berries

8" x 10" Oil on Linen

I finally finished my second still life from the Jeff Legg workshop I attended a few weeks ago. The marble shelf was a great addition to this set up because it brings the colors from the jar and background together. It was tricky putting the writing on the jar. I waited until it was completely dry, then blotted it to make it less opaque.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blue Pitcher

11" x 14" Oil on Linen

Set Up

I finally finished this painting which began in a Jeff Legg still life workshop. The original set up was modified as I painted, the ribs in the body of the pitcher were too much to attempt! I also moved the fruit closer together which I thought focused the center of interest. SOLD

Saturday, October 3, 2009


6" x 6" Oil on Board

Reference Photo

I found this nectarine at the grocery store. These leaves were laying in the bin so I had to attach them with a pin and add the stem. The colors are so vibrant and rich. Available on Ebay.