Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"Three More" - SOLD

I think it's kind of interesting how after a while our approach can feel a bit stale, and it's nice to try something new. Before two weeks ago I was throwing a lot of paint up fast, and not worrying too much (but enough) about where it landed. Then I would go into the painting and "fix" the placement of my objects. It's a fun way to paint, but it does have some limitations. I got to the point where I felt I was taking to much time fighting the painting back into place, and sometimes the drawing was compromised. However, lately I have been trying to be more deliberate about where I place each brush mark. I figure I have two chances to draw each object correctly, once on the edge of each object and once on the edge of whatever is behind. So, the new approach is to slow down a bit, and make each mark count.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"Organic and Plastic" - SOLD

We have had so many gray days lately, so I deliberately chose some bright colors to paint. I think I am in the mood for summer already...well at least spring. In any case this is definitely a brighter painting.
I have been trying a new approach to painting the last couple of weeks, and some of the results have not been my best, but I really think I am enjoying the new pace, and I think I'm happy with these last few.

Monday, February 16, 2009

"Bowl with two Apples" - SOLD

Daily Paintworks has a new member. Check out the work of Jeff Hayes.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Blue Refraction" - SOLD

I always like how glass will throw in some really dark greens and blues. I did, however, have a really hard time getting one blue in particular. I think I need to get a phthalo green and see if that will work. You know what color I am taking about. It is the one that is as light as a highlight, but as colorful as if straight out of the tube. It's the impossible color.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"Approach" - SOLD

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"2 In 2 Out" - SOLD

There are actually three inside....Hmmmm, maybe I should change the title.

Monday, February 9, 2009


The apple on the bottom is kind of an odd shape. But, the way it is positioned it kind of looks like it is trying to push the mug over.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Stage Fright"

I was moving the light while I was setting this up and wondered how the painting would look if I had very little direct light on the subject. This is what I came up with. I just let a bit of light come across the front for contrast. Sort of fun.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Limes with Glass" - SOLD

I love how the bottom of the glass is roughly the same shape and size of one of the limes. It's not intentional, but I like it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

"Plum with Glass" - SOLD

I have never loved the way I paint fabric, but I think I am starting to understanding some key things about value that should make a difference. I am going to have to try bunching up some more fabric and try it again!