Friday, February 26, 2016

53. Dusk at Central Park

 This is a large commission of Central Park.  There are 2 panels - each is 40"x 30" .  So the final painting is really large!  I am not sure that I would have tried such an ambitious painting without the commission - that is one of the things that I really like about commissions!  This is still not finihsed.  But it is fun to see the progression, I think.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

52. No Seeds

This is another pomelo - I loved the shadows and reflections.  So I kept the setup really simple!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

50. Pomelo (with seeds)

We bought this at an Asian market. It had the color of a lime, but the shape and size of a grapefruit. I had to try it! Inside, it was pale yellow. It tasted slightly of grapefruit and apple. Really good - but a thick rind.

Since I have finally admitted to myself that I am more of a fair-weather plein-aire painter, I have decided to turn to some still-lifes this winter! This is one of 5 that I have recently completed, and maybe my favorite one.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

49. Aglow

 I finished this little painting (6x6) of a pomelo last week. It was great fun!! And I got to taste a pomelo - they are really good! I took a workshop this fall with Lori Putnam (she is really good, if you ever get the chance to take her workshop, do it!), and she said that the fastest way to improve in painting is to paint from life whenever possible. So, while I consider myself a landscape painter, I am really a fair-weather landscape painter. In winters past, I have painted a lot from photographs and plein-aire studies. But this winter I plan to paint a lot of still lifes! I hope that this will be the first of many!