I am working on composition in still life paintings. It is more challenging then the painting-a-day series. I spent hours on Sunday moving objects around to compose this painting. A workshop with Liz Geiger at Beverly Street Studio really helped me understand the work that needs to be done before the painting begins. I actually spent more time composing and drawing than I did on the painting.
March 18, 2013
March 04, 2013
kill the pepper, oil on board 8x8
After a week of yellow pepper paintings, it was time to put the poor shriveled pepper to rest. I was trying to stay loose with the paint—I wish I had been able to stick to the plan—I over did it when I continued to paint this little board. (This is a photo of the early stages)
February 28, 2013
pick a pepper
So the idea last week was to paint a yellow pepper each day, which I did. I wanted to practice and enjoy the process rather than focus on the finished piece. I chose this pepper because I just love that yellow. More peppers to come.
February 20, 2013
February 14, 2013
we go together, 8x8 oil on board
have an apple
as I need
shall I move?
do you dream
Copyright © 2002 Tom Pickard, “Valentine” from Hole in the Wall: New and Selected Poems.