Monday, March 30, 2009

Bittersweet 12 x 12 on Panel

Well I have once again painted another painting of bittersweet with the gold vase and I haven't gotten tired of doing these paintings. I seem to get a great response and so far all of them have sold. I love the bittersweet and I still have my batch from Fresh Market that I bought in November.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sushi 5 x 7 on Panel

The challenge was a photograph of sushi on a plate. I decided to do a knife painting along with some brushstrokes. I used more of a brighter palette this time around. At first it looked more like a pastel cupcake until I made the dark colors darker and then added in the soy sauce color. Maybe I had my birthday on my mind and wanted a cupcake.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pears and Pottery 11 x 14 on Panel

The piece of pottery was thrown by my coworker Roberto, and he gave it to me for Christmas. I always love his pottery to place in my paintings. They have great colors and textures. The teal glass bowl was really fun to paint along with the fruit. I took the picture of this painting today with a very clear blue sky and it showed more details than I could even see in my studio. I will probably go back and touch up a few things that I didn't see before. For me I think taking a photo on a clear day works better. I am still trying to figure how to take the best photograph.