Monday, May 26, 2014

Coffee Break

Another painting from the kitchen...

7" x 5", Oil on panel

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Still Lifes at the Sink


10" x 8", oil on paper

A scene in my kitchen I look at multiple times a day and have often thought- I'd like to paint this.
So finally I did and happily I managed not to get any paint on the counters.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Pair of Snips

My favorite gardening tool
7 3/4" x 5", Oil on paper

and the quick double study I did beforehand:

8" x 10" oil on paper

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014


6" x 6", oil on panel

And finally, after many attempts, the tomato---now a little spoiled but still edible.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Double Tomato Study

6" x 6", Oil on gessoed Crescent Board

This week I started a small still life of a single tomato on a white dish towel---simple and straight I thought---I wiped it off twice.  I'm still working on the third attempt but decided to set it aside today because it was too wet. So I got another tomato and did these quick studies to play and have fun and remember why I wanted to paint that stinking tomato in the first place.  I toned the surface on the left side with burnt sienna and on the right with green. I like doing these studies, I often do them as a warm up exercise. I'm hoping now I'll return to my other tomato with fresh eyes.