Fresh Colorful Paintings of Still Life, Gardens and Figures
Monday, April 23, 2012
OIL ON BOARD
Just an apple, I know. And not a very good photo either but this was just a practice piece. I have been watching a few painting videos lately and was inspired to scrape this painting down several times and start over. Sometimes painting for no other reason than playing is good for us and I intend to do more of it in the future.
My work is a continuum of exploring the still life. For me, the still life is an endless source of subject matter. I have painted the figure and landscape but am always drawn back to the beautiful organic shapes and colors of flowers, fruit and vegetables. I use flowers from my garden when possible as well as objects I have collected for many years. Patterns in fabric and reflected light also play a strong role in the entire composition.
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