Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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.
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Monday, February 19, 2007
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, 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?