This grapefruit came to my studio all the way from Florida. Had to paint it of course. Took me a couple days to post it due to some very gray weird weather here in Michigan. I try to use daylight to photograph my work..I got a bit this morning and took advantage of it.
Another portrait for the show next month. I have really gotten into watching Boardwalk Empire recently. The boss always has a driver that does his dirty work for him...she looks like she takes her work very seriously.
I love to bake. Not sure why it took me so long to paint something like this, wait, I think it was because painting metal is hard. I truly admire those artists who can make metal look effortless, because it is not. I learned a lot with this one.
This one will be in my show next month. Another portrait of my daughter, Ginger. She sort of looks like a kid from the 20's, so I tried to use more muted colors to keep with that feeling. More portraits on the agenda for today.
This was one of those quick studies done in a short amount of time that turned out quite well. Sometimes the simple is the best. I usually don't like compositions with the subject smack in the middle, but this seems to work because of the other flower on the right.
My wino's got caught recently and put in a line up downtown. Not sure which one did it, no one is talking. On a different note, I have found that what you use to prime your panels really makes a difference. The paint either absorbs into the primer or sits on top of it..I have learned the hard way. My last week of painting was such a struggle..now I know why.
I am setting certain paintings aside for my show in February. These are a couple that will be for sale at the gallery. If they don't sell there, then I will list them on my sites. The florals are fun, they give me an endless supply of color combinations and interesting shapes.
This romantic painting is also Wino 31. The contrast of the glass
bottle with the soft flowers worked out well in this one. Makes you
want to sit very close to someone and drink a glass or two of a nice
I have so much fun with florals. The color combinations are endless and they make the best negative spaces. I got two paintings done this afternoon, hoping to get in a third one before the day is over. My goal is to get 2-3 paintings done per day for the month of January..so far so good.
Composition can be funny. I set up this still life thinking of movement
and negative space, then after it is finished I see other things not
intended. Sometimes they are good, sometimes not. The yellow daisy
with the serious stem seems to be leading the rest of the flowers up out
of the dark panel. The diagonal of the stem would normally bug me, but
the bright pink flowers pull you back into the painting. Silly
On a flower binge..I guess the cold grey weather is making me crave
spring color. I loved mixing the green shades for the top one, and they
stand out so nicely on the dark background. The other painting is for my show coming up next month..I will be painting lots of flowers this week.
Back to the strong dark background. My intention was not to get too tight on this one, I wanted to simplify as much as possible. It is easy to get stuck painting each and every petal..this was a challenge. I just bought some new flowers, so expect several more florals to come.
Otherwise known as Wino 30, this painting reminds me of good friends and good wine. A table full of empties usually means a good time was had. Changed up the background on this one..went light instead of dark. Shows how background color can really change the mood of a painting.
First painting of the new year...yes it is a wino painting. Went
minimal with this one, kept it simple and a bit dark. Sort of speaks to
the dimly lit wine bar where you are sure to meet any number of