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.