Friday, May 31, 2013

Back Lit Lime and Blackberries

I was playing around with the back lighting a little more with this one.  The shadows and the glow it creates are so fun.  I tried to stay a little looser with the blackberries on this one, trying to only hint at their shape.
oil on panel
6 x 6
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sunflowers and Blackberries

It's not quite sunflower season here, but that's why I love Trader Joe's.  You can't beat a bunch of sunflowers for $3!  I wasn't sure how I was going to capture the idea of the window behind, but it was much more simplistic than I thought.
oil on cradled panel
8 x 10
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blackberries on Plate

I saw these beautiful blackberries and thought it would be fun to play with their shapes and reflections.  I also wanted to try the striped cloth again, and thought this simpler setup would work well.
oil on deep canvas
12 x 12
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Morning Coffee

When I set up this composition, I kept taking out the coffee bag and putting it back.  I couldn't make it work at first, but I'm glad I left it.  I think I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to capture the folds and reflective surface.  In the end, it just might be my favorite part.  What I love most about this painting is that I didn't overwork it.  Maybe I am finally figuring it out!
oil on deep canvas
11 x 14
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Lemons and the White Creamer

I wanted to keep this one less whimsical while still adding some color.  I picked up this vintage creamer at a local antique shop, and I've been searching for a set up to paint it in.
oil on canvas
16 x 20
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Daisies on Polka Dots

I'm having so much fun with these larger paintings.  This one is bigger than my previous paintings, and I am pretty happy with the outcome.  I set up these flowers without the polka dots first, but thought they needed some more color.
oil on deep canvas
20 x 24
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