Saturday, November 14, 2015

"Chayote Squash and Bosc Pear" 9x12, 2015

      I see chayote squash all the time at my local Wegman's, where I get a lot of the fruit I paint.  I've thought pretty seriously about painting one many times but they seem so strange that I wasn't sure I wanted to do it.  The challenge of painting those puckers kept calling to me though. They definitely have a lot of personality.  This painting is headed to West End Gallery in Corning NY, along with "4 Peaches"below, and one other.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

4 Peaches, 12 x 20 inches, oil on canvas

     I finished this painting about three or four weeks ago.  I was interested in the more pink colors of the donut peaches against the yellow peaches behind them.  I really enjoy trying to get the color variations of peaches while creating the illusion of a solid form.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Three Paintings Going to Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia

     I'm shipping these three paintings to Principle Gallery tomorrow for their small works show in December.   Please stop by if you are in the area.  I've had a new large still life set-up, ready to be painted for a few weeks now, and I can't wait to get to it.