Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Still life with Peaches

"Dish with Peaches", oil 6x6 [ SOLD )

Another still life to add to the collection!

Plein Air with PAAWM

"Treeline and Trail", oil on linen panel, 12x12
finished painting on easel

Last Saturday I participated at an Art Walk with the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan. We met at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, south of Hastings, MI. During the art walk, visitors could observe the artists working. The artists were set up along the walking trails close to the Institute. This location is ideal for nature lovers with a varied terrain of trails through hills, forests, lowland, a creek and lake. The institute celebrated it's 10th year and the turn out for this event was great!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Small Still Lifes Two

Aubergine and Tomatoes, oil, 6x6

More 6x6 squared still lifes, this time with a vegetable theme. We sometimes take vegetables for granted, because after all, they are for eating and cooking, not really known for their beauty.

Ready For Salad, oil, 6x6

Tomato and Scallions, oil, 6x6

I enjoyed painting them even more than eating them!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Small Still Lifes

Over the course of the past few months, I have been challenging myself to paint small still lifes in between the landscapes. I am finding that I look forward to thinking about painting these objects, how to arrange them, colors that are harmonious and trying to keep a simple, yet engaging composition. It can be difficult at times, yet painting these little scenes from life is a learning experience and I am enjoying each one. I like the small square format and can envision them hanging in a kitchen or eating nook. Please feel free to give me feedback. I have framed a few and will be bringing them to the Ann Arbor show.

I decided to show them in groupings...I like how the colors go well together here.

Spring Bouquet and Sweet Cherries, oil, 6x6, $250.

Bosc Pear and Cherries, oil, 6x6, $250.

Two Pears, oil, 6x6, $250.