Friday, December 30, 2016

Hydrangea in Round Glass

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This was an experiment with different shapes in a single composition. The round vase, the oval table, the rectangular ledge in the background and the triangular cone shape of the hydrangeas themselves.

Monday, December 12, 2016

December Roses

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I am paying more attention to value, realizing that it is by far the most important component of a  realistic painting. Take away color, and you would still know that these were flowers in a vase. But take away the values, and the work goes "flat" and becomes abstract. Interesting, don't you think?

Saturday, August 6, 2016


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Loved how leggy these petunias got, and decided to paint them. There was a movement and airiness to them that I found so beautiful. Not to mention their color.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Kitchen Basics

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My dad recently sold his house. I ended up with lots and lots of stuff, including an electric mixer, which became the centerpiece and inspiration for this still life. It is most complicated composition to date.