Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Honeybell's Limbo Dance

I couldn't resist to compose something with this cool glass bottle. I mainly focused on the color of the Honeybell oranges bouncing around everywhere. IMO Honeybells deserve their name because they are super delicious. They have a very short season around January and February and are not commonly available. Caribbean Limbo music is playing while they wiggling themselves through the tight spot under the bottle .... almost made it!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Papaya Bottle

Back to the old classic still life format... papaya or squash, you decide.... just look at the reflections in the deep green of the bottle that is what interested me the most.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Solo Art Show

Just to update you on the opening of show last week-end. It was a great success and I really enjoyed to hear people's comments and observations. I think it is one of the most gratifying experiences for an artist to hear that a particular work "spoke" or "touched" a person. This is what it's all about.... to communicate an idea or feeling.... Thanks to everybody who was able to come!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Forest Path

For a while I wanted to paint a landscape that has more shaded area than sun light.... I finally tried... and I had to find out that painting shade is difficult!!! I had to take this painting 3 times to the location and finish it there. In this case a reference photo I took was useless because the darks showed up flat without any luminosity and I needed to observe from real life... however, still, I find it sometimes useful to have a photo to decide on design and composition. I guess this is my contribution to the age-old discussion: Is painting from photographs good or bad? answer is that it is just another tool that can be helpful....

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cleaning Day

I have to admit, I do not like cleaning. I'd rather paint of course.... I thought maybe it is more fun to paint the cleaning tools instead of going with them for the BIG SCRUB ;o)