Monday, December 31, 2012

"Cherries and Silver"

"Cherries and Silver" 8 x 10 oil on panel
And here's the last entry for 2012
Happy New Year and stay tuned in 2013!

Monday, December 24, 2012

"Old Studio Bottles"

"Old Studio Bottles"  8 x 10 oil on panel
These quick little studies are a great way to pass a rainy Christmas Eve!  Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 3, 2012

"Apple Blossoms"

"Apple Blossoms"  20 x 16 oil on linen
From back in spring, here is a still-life of apple blossoms from my garden.  When I finished this piece, I thought that I had totally missed the subject.  So, I turned it face in towards the wall, way in the studio corner, and just left it, actually forgetting all about it.  After I recently found it  again and took another look, maybe I didn't miss the subject by too far after all.  Sometimes it's really hard to be objective about a painting, especially when you have just exited its "furnace of creation."  On pieces that I feel unsure of, I've learned that letting them sit and percolate, out of sight, nearly always produces something when seen them again with a fresh eye.  Moral of the story, "don't throw that painting out just yet!"