Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Espresso Pot with Garlic

This is a still life I did back about a month ago. I picked up this antique espresso pot and really enjoyed painting all the variations of color and value in it.


This portrait sketch of a pastel artist I know, is one I did recently for a portrait demo at a co-op gallery where I have my work. It was a three hour portrait demo and was a lot of fun to do. I hope to do more of them!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Red and Green

I set these apples up in my studio late one evening. I enjoyed working with the complementary colors of the apples against the red background.

Still Life with White Pitcher

I did this recent still life in a painting class I take weekly. I especially enjoyed painting the pink bottle.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Silver Pitcher

This is a 12x12 inch painting I did recently. I don't do a lot of square format paintings, but I like to experiment with them every now and then. I also experimented with cropping the small silver bowl in the lower right corner. I'm not sure if I like the effect or not, but I think I will try cropping elements more often.

Yellow Apple with Silver Plate

This is a recent small still life I set up in my studio. Sometimes simple arrangements can be a lot of fun to do.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Plein Air!

I've been doing quite a bit of plein air this summer and enjoying every minute of it. I've decided that the heat, humidity, bugs, and countless people asking me to paint them into my picture, are no longer deterrents to me getting out and doing what I love best.