Sunday, December 13, 2009


I actually finished this painting a few days ago but am just now getting it posted. I wasn't happy
with the first photos I took of it. This one is a little better but I am still looking for the perfect place in
my studio to shoot the photo. I love painting oranges and tangerines. I have used them in my
larger still life paintings frequently. One reason is the longevity of citrus. It retains the vibrant color
for many days which is necessary when working in a larger format. If any of you have helpful tips
for photographing artwork, please leave a comment.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This image looks a little fuzzy to me now that I am posting it. I'm still getting used to photographing paintings. I do like the red, green & gold combination. After all, Christmas is on the way ready or not. I have had a real photographer, Jaquelynn Buck take photos for my website in the past. She does a great job but unfortunately for me she has just moved to Valdosta, GA.

My friend Sylvia just called to tell me that she was unable to leave a comment on the blog. I apologize to anyone else who may have had difficulties with this feature. I think I fixed the problem so please try again.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

PAST THEIR PRIME 8"x6" oil on canvas

These flowers have been in my studio for more than two weeks. No water for at least a week and they still have some color. Carnations have staying power like no other flower. I am working on a larger painting of pomegranates and I think I passed the frustrating part today. That would be what I call the middle of the process. When I discover the initial marks are incorrect. Then the redrawing and repainting begins.