Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Still Life With Apples"

"Still Life with Apples"
16"x12" oil on canvas

The final lesson in our class with Tina Ingraham, was a study of the still life paintings of Cezanne. Then we each set up a Cezanne-like still life of our own, and tried to use all of the previous lessons to paint from it. I particularly liked the calligraphy as a finishing touch, it was lots of fun.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

"Ornaments" (from 2009)
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel

Happy Holidays to all my painting friends. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and painting with you over this last year.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Lizzy" - NFS

7.5"x9" pencil, charcoal, Conte crayon on Canson Mi-Teintes paper

For my friend Suzanne's birthday, I did this drawing of her new kitten, Lizzie.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Morandi Bottles"

"Morandi Bottles"
8"x10" oil on Raymar panel

In our class with Tina Ingraham this week, after studying the work of Morandi, we tried to paint that way. I particularly enjoyed creating the "Morandi bottles" by covering the inside with acrylic paint mixtures. One of my classmates said mine were Morandi on a happy day, referring to the colors. A classmate contributed the wonderful boxes.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Color and Light Show at River Arts

"Red Boat Christmas Cove"
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel, framed

6"x6" oil on Raymar panel, framed

"Bend in the River"
6"x6" oil on Raymar panel, framed

The jury is in on the Color and Light Show at River Arts in Damariscotta, ME. These three of my paintings are included. The show opens on Friday, and will be up through mid January.