Monday, July 22, 2013

Sabal Palm Window

Just finished this over the week end. I am enjoying summer vacation which allows me to paint more regularly.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Enlightened Cherry

Do you see how the light hits the edge of the cherry that is sitting in the bowl's cast shadow? Being separated from the giggly group huddling together in the cherry comfort bowl, this one is meditating about the deeper meaning of its existence. I think this cherry has leadership quality and is going to teach the others about the new found truth of cherry-existence....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Green Mangos

Yes, mango season is at its peak. Even though looking quite green, these mangos are ripe and sweet. I enjoyed the challenge in which the fruits and their stems work nicely together as a composition.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Apricots in a Jar

... and more apricots in a Mason Jar. As you probably notice, the painting surface seems different than usual. The reason is that I used a "slippery smooth" pre-gessoed press-wood panel. I had difficulty to make the oil paint stick. It seems it picked up the bristle marks of my brushes, maybe sable brushes would work better on this surface. However, I think I like the rather "scratchy" look. What do you think?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Apricots On Blue

I like to play with complementary colors in still life pictures. This one is a bit bold, however, seems to vibrate so nicely. Apricots are one of my faves.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thryallis and Crepe Myrtle

A happy and sparkling flower still life to celebrate 4th of July, the U.S. Independence Day. Thryallis and Crepe Myrtle are bushes in full bloom right now in Florida.