Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Oil Painting of Pewter Pitcher with Poppies & Fruit, 9" x 12"

"The Pewter Pitcher"
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This painting started as a lesson for a student. We both liked the way it turned out so here it is. I love reflective objects and this pitcher was lent to me by my neighbor and "walking buddy" to use in a still life so I hope I "done her proud".

I actually tried to tone the poppies here down a bit but they just refuse to be upstaged by the bright lemon. The lemon had a soft halo around it and is so bright, you have to squint a little to look at it. Lots of thick paint on that lemon and the pewter looks so shiny you can almost see your face in it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Original oil painting of white magnolias and a copper tea kettle, 11" x 14"

"Copper Glow"
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For me, Magnolias, Magnolias, Magnolias! I love them anyway I can get them. Here they are set off against the warm tones of a favorite copper tea kettle. Notice the warm reflected light inside the petals and their reflection on the side of the kettle. There's lots of rich paint in this one. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Oil Floral of California Poppies and Plums, 9" x 12"

"Poppies and Plums"

California isn't the only place that Poppies grow. Because summers on the Olympic Peninsula are more like spring, our Poppies last almost the entire summer. It was hard to resist stopping my car today to grab a bunch from the side of the road.

This is a very warm painting with wonderful red and rust colors throughout. The plums offer a small spot of cool blue which may or may not show up on your screen. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Original Floral of Pink Orchids and Fruit, 9" x 12"

"Orchid Glow"

Gorgeous contemporary oil painting of orchids and fruit. The colors are luscious and the fruit pops off the panel. Although painted in a realistic style the composition has a nice contemporary feel to it and this painting would look gorgeous in a dining room, hallway or bedroom. It's especially appropriate for Asian decor. Take a look at the detail picture below.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Original Still Life Oil Painting of a brass pitcher and grapes, 9" x 12"

"The Little Brass Pitcher"
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This is a small oil of a brass pitcher nestled between a ceramic blue planter and a bunch of green grapes. The pitcher is the star of the show here. It has brilliant reflections and wonderful color. There are lovely shadows here and the shapes are almost abstract in their simplicity. The concept in this painting is color. I wanted to show off the warm orangey tones of the pitcher against the cool blue ceramic vase. The green grapes harmonize with the background and bring a little air or atmosphere into the painting.