Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BLUE HYDRANGEAS WITH BANANAS AND ORIENTAL JAR


24 X 18 OIL ON CANVAS
I set up the hydrangeas to paint, realized I had no time to paint while fresh, so I photographed them. Then started the painting from the photo.  Anyway I ended up buying more flowers and setting up the still life again.  It is pretty amazing how much more you see from real life rather than photos.
After I finished I wrote this poem below..( remember I am not a poet!)

AN ARTIST SOLILOQUY

Compose the painting, block in big shapes
Don’t care how long it takes 

Uh-Oh running off the edge
Wipe out now, don’t try to hedge

Slash in those dark
with big bold marks

Lay in that color with strokes of power
Make  color sing like a passion flower

Check the values, check the light
Try to avoid an eyeball fight

Gee, the shapes are jumping out of position
Could it be the color transition?

Looking a bit Ho-Hum, as feared
Darn! the darks have disappeared

Put them back and some edges lose
instead of going for that booze

Now looks like I am getting there soon
Hope so or I will turn into a loon!

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Monday, September 5, 2016

BIRD VASE WITH FLOWERS AND APPLES

8 X 10 OIL ON CANVAS
 Painting white is always a challenge.  Lots of different colors involved to keep the whites lively and not pasty.  Absolutely no pure white used. Constantly asking is this section warm or cool.
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Thursday, September 1, 2016

APPLELUSCIOUS

7 X 5 OIL ON PANEL
$135 plus S/H
It can be fun to do a simple subject.  I like the rich colors in this one,
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