Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blushing Pear

Finally a real pear. Much better.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Merlot in my Favorite Glass

Finally got my studio back in order and the new floor is a marvel. So here's a painting I did last night in my new space

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Missing a Clove

Here is a garlic bulb that I lit a little differently based on how I used to light small sculptures when I was photographer for the Orange Coast College Art Gallery. It adds a bit of drama. I also used a polarizer on the camera to get rid of the flare and reflective highlights I was having problems with in my previous photos. Unfortunately, the filter allows for a sort of hyper texture to dominate the image. I'll need to experiment some more. Also, this will be the last of my paintings for about a week, because I'll be tearing down my studio starting tonight to prepare for getting a new laminate floor to replace the truly awful, filthy old carpet that I have now. I can't wait. So bye till next Tuesday.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fake Pear #4

OK, OK, I just can't stay away from the fake pear. I thought I liked this one the best, and now I know that I don't. So, looking forward to a real pear just to see if that's the problem, or I just have issues with pears. Actually, I like looking at them way more than I like eating them, which isn't at all. Unless they're baked. By my Mom.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Red Onion

I had to get away from the yellow pear again. I've always loved the beautiful variations of color in these kind of onions, so there will be more of these in future. Since starting this project I see paintings everywhere: in all my food, my stuff. I'll never run out of things to paint.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fake Pear #3

Again with the fake Pear. I haven't been happy with any of them, so I keep trying. I like this one a little better, and the plate turned out pretty good I think, considering my phobia of elipses.

Monday, July 13, 2009

2 Tomatoes and a Jalapeno

6 x 6 Inches, Oil on Canvas Panel

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fake Pear #2

8 x 6 inches, Oil on canvas panel

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Artificial Pear

8 x 6 inches, Oil on Canvas Panel

This is an artificial pear, which was even harder to paint. Would a real
one be easier?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Country Pitcher

Here is the first of my daily paintings. It was much
harder than I thought it would be. I'm really out of practice painting still life. I am exhilarated though, and look forward to this new commitment.