Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily Paintworks- Peach

So this isn't a peach off of our tree.  Apparently I was too late, and all but one are gone.  We still have one, mutated double peach on the tree- not quite ripe.  Perhaps in a day or two it will be ready to pick.  For now, this beauty.  I had fun with the reflected lights and the "fuzz".

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

On the Water

On the Water, 6x8, oil

This is part of my rowing series for ZLAC Rowing Club.  It will be available for their August 12th Wine Tasting.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Daily Paintworks- Homegrown

This is the extent of our apple harvest this year on our young apple tree- so far.  I had to wrestle them from my family's hands to paint them before they were consumed.  I'm going to see if I can get a hold of one of our peaches next!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Daily Paintworks- Blue Pot and Nectarines

Another small painting available on the Daily Paintworks site.  This was fun to do.  I like the mysterious quality of the dark shadows and objects emerging from it.  The challenge of the still life is in the set up, at least for me.  It's finding a composition that's exciting or interesting.  It's different from plein air.  Although both are painted from life, plein air is making the most out of what's before you and capturing the light. Still life is creating a scene before you, then making it come alive in paint.  It's all good.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Daily Paintworks- Three Nectarines

I have started doing some small daily paintings that I'm going to auction off from my site on Daily Paintworks.  This is a great site filled with terrific artwork.  The paintings I post on the Daily Paintworks site will be small (5x7 or 6x6 typically), will be sold ready-to-frame, and will start at $100 in a 7-day auction.  I'll also continue to post them here on my blog.  I'm so excited about this new challenge.  While daily painting is certainly not a new concept, and I try to paint or draw daily anyway, it is a great way for me to continue to grow creatively and technically.