Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Skates with Pom-poms

This seems like a good image to post on a cold January day. I painted this in October. It was commissioned for a friend's birthday. My friend grew up in northern Wisconsin where winter activities for kids revolved around ice skating on outdoor rinks in parks. Getting new skates for Christmas and decking them out with pom-poms was a high point of the season. I used my childhood skates in the set up.

"Skates with Pom-poms", 16"x 20", oil on linen, SOLD

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Glass with Lime Slice

I continue to explore the translucent qualities of slices of limes and lemons. I went for maximum pop by using the dark background. The challenge continues to be capturing the subject with the fewest brush strokes.

"Glass with Lime Slice", 6"x 6", oil on canvas, sold