Friday, September 19, 2014

19/30 Throne

6 x 6"
oil on panel
Well, our last batch of apples that we purchased at a farmer's market in Alabama posed well but tasted strange. They became squirrel food. We purchased more apples from a guy in Ohio that picked them right off of his tree. Oh my, delicious and regal meets super model. I set this one on top of a box covered with white fabric and used only my palette knife. The set up looked like a throne. Well deserved! Not to sell Alabama produce short, the peaches we got at the same market were amazing. We've been unable to find any in Ohio that are even close to as good as those from Alabama.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

18/30 Cool Bllue

6 x 6"
oil on panel
You really get your moneys worth with daisies. Especially, if your neighbors are growing them. This little trooper hung in there for one last portrait. I exaggerating the fabric folds around the bottle and liked the abstract outcome.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

17/30 Staged

6 x 6"
oil on panel
I think that I have finally figured out photographing my artwork in Ohio. If it is a really sunny day, I get the best photos in my studio. If it is overcast, the back porch is the prime photo spot. They are not always perfect, but recently, I have noticed more accurate colors when comparing my paintings to their photographs. 
As you can see, I am still hooked on daisies and fabric folds.

Monday, September 15, 2014

15/30 Green on Pink


6 x 6"
oil on panel
These apples were not purchased with the intention of creating a still life but I ate one of their companions and it actually tasted bad. Who knew apples could taste bad? My husband ate one, or part of one, at lunch and gave the same review. It was disappointing since we purchased them from the farmer. After their modeling stint, they became squirrel treats. Those guys ate them all up. No one ever accused squirrels of having good taste. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

14/30 Three Quarter View

6 x 6"
oil on panel
Daisies are my favorite flower. I find them cheerful and appreciate their staying power. Our neighbors just happen to have a beautiful crop of them. Good thing for me, the neighbors don't do a daily head count.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

13/30 In the Folds

6 x 6"
oil on panel
When you've got fruit to paint, adding some folded fabric or crumpled paper around the fruit makes for interesting texture and design. It becomes a puzzle for the artist and the viewer. I like that.
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