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Friday, February 23, 2007

Pomegranate

Pomegranate, 8 x 10, oil on panel. Say, if anyone knows how to scan an image without that glare you see here, please email me and let me know! The color reproduction is great on the scanner, but the glare is bad.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Red Pear Half - SOLD


Red Pear Half, 3 x 5 inches, oil on panel. This painting is SOLD.

This little painting was a joy. It practically leapt onto the panel. It was delicious too.

Thanks to the people who have been commenting! I love to hear your comments either on the blog or by email.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Minneola - SOLD



Minneola, 3 x 5 inches, oil on panel. This painting is SOLD.

Back to fruit, which sit obediently still. Oranges are so beautiful. Their colors are ridiculously complex, with very little actual orange in them. On the color wheel, orange has a warm color on either side, so orange cannot be cooled, I suppose, only shifted in chroma (intensity). On my palette, the paints for this orange range from red-brown to dull chartreuse, to flesh, to beige, and one low chroma orange. Laid side by side, they convey orange, but out of context they don't even hint at it. There's a metaphor in there.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

White Roses in a Juice Glass



White Roses in a Juice Glass, 8 x 10 inches, oil on panel. Email me to discuss purchasing this painting.

White roses are far more stationery than the tulips, we're all happy to find out. Today was a wonderful day. We took the kids to the movies ("Bridge to Terabithia." We all cried. How did I forget what that book was about?). I bought some roses, minneola oranges, and red pears. One day, when my children write their memoirs about their rotten childhoods, they'll talk about how they weren't allowed to eat the fruit until mom painted it. I'm a tyrant. What can I say.

I hope you're all enjoying these paintings. Please go ahead and comment. I'm considering putting some of these on eBay I don't know, what do you think?

Saturday, February 17, 2007

White Tulips - SOLD


White Tulips, 8 x 10 inches, oil on panel.
All flowers move, I suppose. Of course they do. I shouldn't have been surprised. I shouldn't have been talking to them. Some flowers I bet move less. I bet roses are practically still.
Also I apologize for the glare on the tip of the upper flower. It's a very shiny painting.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Michelle - charcoal on toned paper

9 x 12 inches, charcoal, chalk, and watercolor on Bristol paper. Contact me if you would like to purchase this painting.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Michelle - Charcoal


9 x 12 inches, charcoal on Bristol paper. Contact me if you would like to purchase this drawing.