Sunday, January 14, 2018

#297 Pink Lemonade


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This painting was my third attempt at painting these lemons.  I already posted the first one "Lemons for Tea" and the second one didn't turn out.  Still not sure what went wrong with that one.  Oh well!  I picked up this bowl at Target last fall and I'm finally getting around to painting it.  I think the spot on the lemon that is bright pink is pretty cool and was fun to paint.  Lemons are tricky to paint, but I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out.  

I included some detail shots below.  I also included a quick experiment I did on gessobord.




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Friday, January 12, 2018

#296 Who's the Fairest


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Challenged myself with a big shiny bowl and a big somewhat translucent tomato!  So hard to get an accurate photo of this one.



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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

#295 Lemons for Tea


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I had to rework the lemons a couple of times before I liked them.  I borrowed this tea pot from a friend and I think this is the third time I've used it in a painting.  I'm always intimidated by ceramic items, but I think I'm starting to get a better hang of painting reflections in it.  I've found doing a value study first really helps me keep the reflections more accurate and I try to just use loose brush strokes.  Painted this for the DPW Challenge to use an even number of items in a composition.  Hence the 4 lemons.  

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Monday, January 8, 2018

#294 The Don


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Zach named this one and made the suggestion that I paint our olive oil.  I appreciate how he is always trying to encourage me on this art journey.  The tomato was little intimidating to me, but I like how it turned out!

Here are a couple of other shots.



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Saturday, January 6, 2018

#293 All in the Family



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These bottles were all sitting on a shelf together in my studio.  They caught my eye and a painting was born!


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Friday, January 5, 2018

#292 Freshly Squeezed


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It was my husband's idea to paint a glass of orange juice.  I had a totally different composition in my mind initially that was going to have a white background, but it wasn't working out too well.  So I changed it up and went darker.  I still hope to do another orange juice painting in a higher key soon.  I tried the reflective surface again, too.  The background is a little more blue than this photo shows.  You can tell that better in the second picture.  




quick value study I did for the painting

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

#291 High Key Resolution


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Once again I'm posting paintings out of order.  I painted this little piece last night for the Daily Paintworks Challenge to paint about a New Year resolution.  I don't really have a resolution for art this year but I would like to experiment more with high key pieces.  Probably could have gone higher but this one was a fun, quick study.  I also want to experiment more with figurative work this year and plein air painting!  


5x5 inch oil on Arches Paper.  Paintings on Arches can be framed behind glass.

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