November 21, 2014
November 17, 2014
November 14, 2014
Earlier this week, I set up a still life. Those of you that have gone through this exercise know that it can take quite a bit of time to create a pleasing composition. Moving this and that, this way and that way, creating interesting intersections and slivers of light that mark the spaces between. It is so fun to finally get started (see below).
I came back to the studio later to find egg shells strewn throughout the house, a couple of raw eggs on the studio floor, fortunately the rest of the still life was untouched—Spot! Our snack-thief-of-a-dog had helped himself. The eggs were broken, eaten and we later discovered hidden—squirreled away under the cushion of a chair in the living room was an unbroken egg. Clever and funny Spot.
|work in progress|
September 17, 2014
September 10, 2014
|Orange Pekoe, oil on board, 8x8"|
September 03, 2014
September 01, 2014
|Nimrod Last Stand, oil on canvas, 30 x 40"|
August 29, 2014
August 27, 2014
|Peaches, 8x8", oil on panel|
June 13, 2014
June 10, 2014
|Morning Melons, oil on panel, 8" x 10"|
After a fabulous three day workshop at BSSS, I drove west to Nimrod Hall on Sunday afternoon. I had a plan to start each day with a pre-breakfast “sketch.” I got into the studio early enough to paint Morning Melons before my first cup of coffee.
After breakfast, it was time to rev it up — time for a larger canvas and a more complex composition.
|Don’t Eat Cantaloupe, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"|
June 09, 2014
|Loosely, oil on canvas, 16"x 20"|