Thursday, May 24, 2012
I finished this painting today and started another larger painting of a spot in Sapsucker Woods. I was thinking about intensifying the color in this painting and I am fairly happy with how the colors came out. I had a hard time photographing it though because the camera wanted to make the drape blue. When the drape was blue the color of the fruit looked acurate though. I think it's time to get a better camera!
So this painting is called 2 Apricots and a Cherry, it's 8x10 and painted on canvas in oil.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
I worked today on another painting with apricots and a cherry. It's bigger than yesterday's so it's not finished yet but should be by tomorrow. I'm really enjoying painting from life these days. In college and grad school I always painted from life, but once I started to paint in job situations photographs were always standard and I got used to it. I had forgotten how much more interesting working from life can be!
I painted this one this past winter. I had set this composition up for my class to paint, and I liked it so much I decided to paint it too. It's 6x7 inches and called "Still Life with Orchid" it's oil on canvas on hardboard.