Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pitcher with Glasses and Lemons

I've had this pitcher for many years. I like the way its facets break up and multiply the object behind it. The pitcher anchors the composition, but the focal point is the glowing lemon wedge and glass in the foreground. I think the seeds are an important part of the painting even though they are a small element. I'm not sure why that is.

"Pitcher with Glasses and Lemons", 16"x 20", oil on linen , Sold

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Purple Tissue

This is the painting I just completed for the "Purple Passion" exhibit at Art Beat in Hayward. Each year, Deanna and crew organize a show based on a color theme. Everyone is welcomed to exhibit a piece and the gallery's commission goes to our local arts organization, CHARAC. Very cool. I got an early start and worked and worked on a piece that ended up not working. At the last minute, I got this idea. It dried just in time! The exhibit is on display until March 7th.

"Purple Tissue", 18"x7", oil on board

Thursday, February 7, 2013


While enjoying my favorite snack, I decided to try painting popcorn. I thought I knew all about popcorn, but discovered there are certain varieties that pop into more pronounced "mushroom" formations. The challenge was simplifying the masses of corn in the bowls while making them read as popcorn. These are my first paintings. I plan to work on a larger painting. Maybe include my popper?

"Popcorn in Silver Bowl", 8"x8", oil on linen

"Popcorn in Green Bowl", 8"x8", oil on linen, SOLD