Friday, August 29, 2008

Colorful Fruit

"Nectarines", 5"x7", Oil on Board
I spotted these nectarines at the grocery store and instantly fell in love with the colors. For some reason I've been attracted to orange, reds and yellows lately. I would like to do some more work with fruit compositions because the possibilities are really endless. Last weekend I also picked up some old, cobalt and amber colored bottles and hope to incorporate those into future paintings as well.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Candy Fix

"230 Calories", 6"x6", Oil on Board
I haven't painted any candy still lifes in awhile so I decided to paint my favorite, Reese's peanut butter cups. I'm quite happy with how it turned out and only wish my camera did the painting justice because there are some really delicate areas in the painting. I couldn't think of a title when I finished this and then I remembered that everytime I eat these I end up thinking of the additional calories that I'm racking up for the day. Pure Guilt! Anyone up for a snack?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Chinese Food Container

"Takeout", 8"x10", Oil on Board
I finished painting this Chinese food container last night. I'm not happy with how it turned out but it's been a good learning experience. I wished that the container either had red letters or Chinese symbols etc...I think it would have punched it up a little. I'm off to look for my next subject!