Saturday, September 14, 2013

Three Jalapenos

After so many larger paintings, I wanted to mix it up and do a 6 x 6 again.  I found these little jalapenos at the farmer's market.  The lady who was selling them was very nice, but couldn't figure out why I kept sorting through her pile and picking out certain ones.  I told her I was going to paint them, and she became even more concerned, asking exactly what I planned to paint ON them.  I tried to explain that I was going to paint a picture of them, but them I'm pretty sure she just wrote me off as crazy because she just nodded her head and said "oh okay" a lot.  I really like the way this one turned out though!
oil on panel
6 x 6
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lily Pads

Lately I've been spending more time working on our house than I have painting.  Part of this comes from a complete lack of finding a subject I want to paint, and the other part is the joy I get from finishing something around the house.  I need to remember the joy I get from finishing a painting too!  This picture was taken at a botanical garden from my trip to California, and I've been playing around with it in my head for a while.  I finally decided to just give it a go.  
oil on deep canvas
24 x 30
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