Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Five Tomatoes-16x16

I seem to have more interest in doing still life subjects lately. I saw these tomatoes at the market yesterday and thought it would be fun to set up a still life and paint the subtle light effects and color variations. My wife had a tomato knife that I added to the composition which gave a nice spot of dark to an otherwise relatively high key painting. There are plenty of lost and found edges which I think helps to hold interest in a simple composition. The subject and the style is unusual for me which made it fun!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hanging Basket

Loved the light/dark patterns here. Happy summer!
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 16x16.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pear/Apple on Abstract Background

It seems I am always thinking about a new way to present a familiar subject. I had some abstract designs that I had done a while back and decided to make them "representative" by imposing a familiar subject, the pear and apple. I haven't seen this done and thought it would make an interesting approach.
Something different for the kitchen. Each is 10x10.