Monday, August 14, 2017

#243 Afternoon Lemons


Click to buy! (7x5 inch oil)

I painted these lemons on a little table in front of a window in my studio.  I don't think I've ever painted anything in this kind of light.  It gave the lemons a really different look than when they are in my shadowbox.  I want to experiment with it a lot more.


7x5 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com

Thank you for viewing my art!

Friday, August 11, 2017

#242 Blue Vase, Flowers and Peaches"


Click to bid! (10x8 inch oil)

Tried to keep the flowers somewhat loose by mostly just blocking in the lights and darks.  Also wanted to add some peaches because they will only be around for a little while longer!  This is the blue vase I purchased from At Home a couple of months ago.

A couple of process shots below...






10x8 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
Thank you for viewing my art!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

#241 French Light


Click to buy! (6x6 inch oil)

Painted for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, The Light/Shadow Challenge.  The photo reference was taken by Carol Marine in France.  I was pretty intimidated to try this painting, but I'm pleased with how it turned out!  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
Thank you for viewing my art!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#240 Lemons and Bottle on Blue


Click to buy! (6x6 inch oil)

I set up this still life last night after my daughter went to bed.  My intention was to paint something simple...like a lemon...because it was late and I was tired.  But once I started working on the composition I ended up with this!  It was fun.  I love lemons.  They are so pretty and challenging.  It's hard to get the subtle variations in color and value.  I'm pretty happy with how they turned out in this painting...though I wish I had played around with the edges a little more.  I'm also always challenged by painting this blue background.  It's hard for me to keep the color rich but show the difference between the light value and the dark value in shadow.  More glass...of course!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
Thank you for viewing my art!

Monday, August 7, 2017

#239 Vases and Water


Click to buy! (6x6 inch oil)

When I first read about last week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, "The Water Challenge", I immediately had 3 ideas pop into my head.  Painting the ocean, painting this still life and a painting of my daughter playing in the pool.  I didn't get to the last idea yet, but hope to paint it at some point.  Overall this was a fun piece to paint!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
Thank you for viewing my art!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

#238 Summer Melon


Click to buy! (6x6 inch oil)

I was super tired the other night.  It had been a long day with a melting down 5 year old.  I still wanted to paint, but needed to keep it simple.  I accidentally bought a seeded watermelon at Sprouts and I'm so glad I did!  I like to eat seedless, but prefer painting with seeds.  I painted it on a new linen panel I ordered through Jerry's Artarama.  It is a brown color before painted.  That threw me off a little at first, but it worked out fine.  I actually bought quite a few linen panels to experiment with them more.  I like the texture it gives the painting.  At the same time, I love the buttery smoothness of the gessobord.  It's nice to have options :)

6x6 inch oil on linen. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
Thank you for viewing my art!




Friday, August 4, 2017

#237 Seaside



Click to buy! (10x10 inch oil)

I painted another beach painting.  Started it yesterday, but only had a very short time to paint and so finished it today.  I still have a lot to learn about painting this type of scene but it was fun to change things up!  


10x10 inch oil on gessobord  
Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
Thank you for viewing my art!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

#236 Pear in a Pink Bowl


Click to buy! (5x7 inch oil)

I have these posts a little out of order because I painted this pear last week when I was in a pear streak.  I like painting this bowl.  It's challenging to get the drawing and values correct, but I like the color and especially the color in the shadow.  

5x7 inch oil on gessobord  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
Thank you for viewing my art!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

#235 Rest


Click to buy! (12x12 inch oil)

Painted for this week's Challenge- The Water Challenge.  Though I live in landlocked Oklahoma I love the beach.  Obviously, it is beautiful.  But it also reminds me of the bigness and faithfulness of God.  It was fun to paint...using my favorite colors.  

12x12 inch oil on gessobord  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
Thank you for viewing my art!