Thursday, February 1, 2018

#301 Golden Opportunity


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I love the color of these opal apples.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

#300 Tenderheart


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I had a lot of fun painting this piece.  I love the golds.  I also enjoyed applying the paint using a filbert.  I've been using them on my quick value sketches, but not usually for a finished painting.  I like the strokes I get with it (can't see it well in the photo).  I hope to experiment with it more.  I also painted a high key composition and an 18x24" composition.  I'll post those soon.  

8x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

#299 The Yellow Cup



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Painted for this week's DPW Challenge, "The Cups Challenge".  I like the saturated colors of the cup and the orange.  I always like turquoise glass :)

8x8 inch oil on linen canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Friday, January 26, 2018

#298 Reflecting Color


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Painted for this week's DPW Challenge to paint reflected color.  I was really excited about painting this one.  Unfortunately, I rushed it. I enjoy painting wet into wet and knew that I wouldn't have much time (if any) to work on it over the next couple of days.  I will probably try something similar, again, and give myself more time.  I really enjoyed painting the opal apples.

8x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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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.




10x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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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.  

8x8 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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