Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Pink Roses 14x20 oil on linen
Pink roses are so soft and beautiful but they aren't one of my favorite things to paint. I think they can be a bit "too sweet" looking. However, I am pleased with the way this one turned out. The roses at the store just seemed to be the flowers that wanted to be painted.
I tried to keep the pinks from being too delicate and added some strong brushwork to give it some strength....soft but strong.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Angel Trumpets 16x30" oil on linen
It was my goal with this painting to create a more "contemporary" feel to the traditional still life floral. I do love the traditional florals and think that a good painting is timeless, however, I also find the clean simple lines of the "minimalist" look very pleasing. It feels sleeker, cleaner....I hope to do more along this line. Of course, I will still be doing the more traditional florals as well. I think that both approaches to the subject have their appeal.
Hope you enjoy my interpretation of this different approach to still life florals!
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Red Mums and Strawberries 14x22 oil on linen
As I was working on this painting the strawberries were giving off a delicious aroma! The first thing I did as a took a break was to wash up a handful and eat them, (not the ones from my set-up!).
In this painting I worked on making certain that there was variety in the reds and in the greens. The two predominate colors in this set up. It makes such a difference in a painting to take the time to provide that variety. In life no two flowers are exactly the same color and the way the light hits the leaves it provides many shades of green as well. It can take your still life to that next level of professionalism.
Well, I've got some more strawberries to eat! ttl!