Thursday, March 31, 2011

Color Study 5/ Four Tomatoes

Oil on canvas. 12"x14"
Here's another color study. It was a little easier this evening. Tomatoes are always fun to paint.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Color Study 4/ Oranges

Oil on canvas. 16"x20"
These are supposed to be oranges, although they look more like orangish blobs...dang it!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Color Study 3/ Small Bowl with Garlic

Oil on canvas. 16"x20"

Color Study 2/ Three Pears

Oil on canvas. 16"x20"

This is my homework. It's the second in a series.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Color Study

Oil on board. 16"x20"

I'm going to be taking private painting lessons periodically. My first lesson was yesterday. My homework was to do a color study. I haven't finished yet, but this is the color study in progress.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Three Amigos

Oil on canvas. 6"x6"

I'm drawn to, and driven crazy by, transparent objects. These three guys kept calling to me to be painted. I put it off as long as I could, but tonight I finally gave in - only because I couldn't find anything else to paint. It wasn't as horrible as I'd feared. I might try it again sometime.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Waiting for Fun

Oil on canvas. 6"x6"

These guys sit patiently at Nana & Papa's, waiting for Jonah and Graham to come again.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

White Pitcher on Red Plaid Cloth

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

Another attempt at capturing reflections in a white object. This was the Daily Paintworks challenge for this week. I've posted this to the Challenge website. You can see this painting as well as those posted by other painters. Here's the link:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cocoa Mug

Oil on linen board. 5"x7"

I did a retouch of this painting - the background is a little darker. It still needs work, but I think I'll move on. I've also posted this one on the Daily Paintworks Challenge.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sugar Bowl

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

Orange and Slices on White Plate

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Daffodils in Red Vase

Oil on canvas. 8"x10"

Today's painting session was tough. It often feels like one step forward and three steps back.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday's Teapot

Oil on canvas. 11"x14"

This brown teapot has modeled for me several times. I never get tired of trying to capture all of the reflections in its little round shape. The miniature narcissis (narcissi?) are the first ones to bloom in our garden.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Figure drawing class at Maude Kerns.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

White Coffee Mug

Oil on canvas. 5"x7"