Monday, February 22, 2010

CHERRIES 6"X6" oil on canvas

More cherries! I couldn't resist painting these nice bright cherries. The snow outside is in the melting stage and getting ugly. We had heavy fog all dreary. But now my mood is slightly elevated from looking at these colors today.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

MEYER LEMONS 6"X6" oil on canvas


Meyer lemons are the color of pale oranges and are much sweeter than regular lemons. We are still snow covered with icicles hanging around the house. Painting citrus makes me feel a little warmer and reminds me that Spring is just a month or so away.
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Monday, February 8, 2010

RED PEAR 4"X4" oil on canvas-gallery wrap

Our local Art Museum just purchased a beautiful still life by Janet Fish, which contains a bowl of
pears. That inspired this painting but I will admit that hers are infinitely better. I do feel very lucky to be able to look at that painting as often as I want to. She not only is a masterful painter but a very nice person.

This is the view from our bedroom window on Sat. morning and it still looks this way because our temps. have remained very low. Cold but beautiful. We are supposed to get another 6 inches of snow Tues. I'm having trouble keeping the bird feeders filled.

Friday, February 5, 2010

CHERRIES 6"x6" oil on canvas

These cherries were tasty. I was sampling while painting which I know is unhealthy and toxic but I always snack while painting.

We are in the beginnings of a snowstorm that is supposed to drop about 8" of snow by tomorrow.
I only remember one real blizzard here in my lifetime, but ever since that happened, the grocery store gets flooded with people after the first snowflakes start falling. People go to get the staples; bread, milk and cereal. So following suit, I went for our staples this morning. Beer, wine and pizza makings.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

CAFE CUPS 6"X6" oil on canvas

The cherries were fun to paint. The cups not so much. White is difficult because it isn't really white. It is a combination of all the colors around it and then colors show up from no obvious source. I once asked my prof. where a certain color was coming from, he said "don't worry about where it is coming from, just put it down" so I do. Thank you Kiser.