Friday, February 27, 2015

So Sorry!!
Someone hacked my blogspot
Disregard any blog you may have received from my account appearing in German!!Yikes, that was not me.
It has been reported and deleted...hopefully there will be no further issues.
Again, my apologies

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pink Roses

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

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

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!