October 20, 2015

Oranges and Lemons - Sold

Oranges and Lemons, 30x24 oil
As I was setting up this still life, I accidentally brushed past the table upsetting the tablecloth.  The movement it created in the composition worked beautifully!  I love the huge assortment of tablecloths that I have to choose from.  The one referred to in this painting is an April Cornell design.

October 14, 2015


Seedless, 48x24 oil
It's interesting playing with the scale of things.  Sometimes, when I paint on small canvases, I would choose small items and make them larger.  Here I've painted small items and have made them so much larger than life on this large canvas.  It has a very dramatic effect!

October 08, 2015

Shedding Skins

Shedding Skins, 36x12 oil
I found these gorgeous tomatillos at the farmer's market last week.  I was attracted to the purples and greens...what a beautiful combination.

October 01, 2015

Approaching Room Temperature - Sold

Approaching Room Temperature, 12x12 oil
I find it funny that usually, after completing a painting, I don't know what to say about it.  It's not that I have nothing to say, but more likely the contrary.  While working on a painting there is a constant conversation going on between me, my paints and the subject.  Decisions being made and directions being determined.  My goal is that when I've finished the painting, you will look at the painting and know what that conversation is about.