Saturday, February 28, 2015

Onions & Garlic


(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
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Onions & garlic are the beginning to many a good meal.
Here they are the main course.




Here is the set up for this painting  & my sketch

Thursday, February 26, 2015

One & 2 Halves


(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
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 I really like yellow onions.  
Not just how they taste, but the colors in their paper skins. 
 And I love the surprising resurrection when you leave them too long and they begin to sprout.


This is my studio set up and sketch.

                                   

Here is a close up of the subject and the little green sprout that continued to grow.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Ur Surrounded


(oil on canvas board, 10x10
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The onion ninjas are at it again.
This time they've surrounded the brick.
Yellow onions are so tricky,

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ninja Onions


(oil on canvas, 8x10)
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The onions have now ganged up on the brick!  
He's down for the count; how did they do that?
Ninja Onions.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Ur A Brick


(oil on canvas board, 10x10)
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This little onion needed someone to lean on:  enter the brick.
He looks like he's been in a few fights but is standing tall.

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Stay strong!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Spring Fever


(oil on canvas gallery wrap, 14x18)
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I must admit to Spring Fever.  While the N.E. is still under "tons" of snow; Tucson is acting like Spring.  Wildflowers are popping up and weeds are growing like crazy. Even the little desert ground squirrels are coming out of hibernation to play and scamper across our yard.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TJ's Daffodils


(oil on gessoed board, 12x10)
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Trader Joe's have this wonderful collection of closed daffodils at the check out.
You take them home; put them in water and voila!
Beautiful blooms, don't you think?

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Sunny


(oil on linen board, 6x6)
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These are the longest lasting flowers from the bouquet I painted last time.
Sun flowers always bring a smile to my face.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

For Me?


(oil on linen board, 6x6)
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I love having fresh flowers in the studio.  
I bought these for myself: a combination of sunflowers and mums.
I smile every time I look at them.

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Now go buy yourself a bouquet of your favorite flowers.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fruit Phase


(oil on linen board, 6 x 6)

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I'm on a fruit phase.  I liked the way the lights bounced off these cherries & grapes.
I often take pictures of my still life arrangements.  Sometimes the painting is a wipe off & I can revisit the arrangement later.  A little distance and time can inspire the right approach to a painting.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Plum Good (er)


(oil on gessoed board 10 x 12)
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Remember the painting I did before this one with the orange and two plums called "Plum Good"?
If not, see below.  So, what do I call the same type of still life with more plums?
More Plum Good?
Plum Gooder?
Plum Better?
Tri-Plum Good?
What title would you use?

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Meet Maddox


(oil on canvas, 10x8x7/8)
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Meet Maddox, He was born February 1st.
This was painted from a picture his proud Grandmother sent to me.
Welcome to the world little one.



This is my set up.  Since the picture was sent in a text; I emailed it to myself; then printed it out.


Here is a closer look at the sketch & the beginning of capturing his little face


Here I've put a lay-in of grey to go under the towels that I painted around him.
I used a glaze of "Rose Dore" to give him that new baby redness.
Look at the final painting @ top of page after two glazes.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Plum Good


(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
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I just love the way plums look in a painting.  There are so many colors!
And the big orange is a great back drop.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Blue Plate Special


(oil on canvas board, 10 x 10)
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The pomegranate stayed in my studio until it became dry and "lumpy". 
I hated throwing it out:  I love the colors in it's skin.  

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Impostor!


(oil on canvas, 8 x 10)
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There is an imposter among the pears; trying very hard to blend in.
Okay, the pears are plastic, but the little vase is real.
Well, I'm confused...who's the impostor?

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