Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Reviewing Sketchbooks

 Winter is a good time to look through old notes and sketches for ideas that were put on hold. This composition is one I had been thinking about for awhile. It was fun to break from my usual canvas proportions and work on this tall narrow canvas. I also tried a palette knife as well as brushes for the background which made an interesting texture. When I was arranging the bag and oranges and working on the the painting, I was thinking about circles. Now I'm seeing lots of triangles in the composition.

"Bag of Oranges"
24" x 12", oil on linen panel


Friday, December 4, 2020

The Yellow Pitcher... Again

There is something about this yellow pitcher that attracts me. I like its straight simple lines, the yellow color and most of all it's fun to paint. In this composition it plays an important role but the star is the the bowl of pears.


"Pears in Blue Bowl"
16" x 12", oil on linen panel  SOLD