Sunday, March 30, 2014

Path Less Traveled

This one is quite big (30in x 40in). Finishing this painting was not linear at all. Last July I took it four times to the spot in the woods, battling mosquitoes in the steamy summer heat. I was not sure if it was finished, so I left it "stewing" for a while leaning against the living room wall. After looking at it for several month it became more clear  that I needed to work on the path. A few weeks ago I took it back and focused on the broken up morning light that gives interest to the leaf covered forest path.I think it improved tremendously. I am going to show this painting in an upcoming group show.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tailor's Tools

The blue measuring tape laying on top of a folded piece of fabric, a left-over from a sewing project over the week-end, was the inspiration for this still life. I found it quite interesting to study the light and shadow areas on the tape that are so important to give it definition in space.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Pepper 'n Sauce

The interest in this still life is that the background is done in cool colors, the items in the foreground are in warm colors, the shadows have warm colors reflected.