Thursday, December 10, 2015

PearMania

LAST ONE

My pears are slowly ripening and it looks like this is the last one in this group that I will be able to paint. They have reached their peak in ripeness and any more time under the lights will turn them to mush.

I decided to try a small still life with flowers.  These are from the local grocery and at first I thought they were daisies.  But the smell tells me they are white crysanthemums. I love how the color of the pear is reflected on to the white cup and handle. ENJOY!!

Returning Landscape

GOLDEN TREETOPS

This painting was done because of a need to "feel" the landscape again.  We are coming into the time of year when all color is mostly gone and winter sets upon us its subtle colors for several months.  This is not my favorite time of year when it comes to painting. So I looked through my photos and came upon this scene from the summer when my husband and I were out on a road trip visiting a sick friend.  

This scene was painted using local color.  My intent was to capture the reflections of the sun on the building and treetops as it was setting.  I like how the green band of the sloping hillside is intersected by the building, and just the tops of the trees are caught in the sun's last glow. Also the rows of grasses in the field draw your eye back to the building and its cast shadow. It was a lovely day and a lovely memory. ENJOY!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

ONE MORE

PEAR-TAIL
As I've said before, pears are one of my favorite fruits, especially when they are at their best, right before they get mushy.  One day can make a difference in their juicy pleasure.  I've often thought that they would make the ultimate cocktail, just the flavor of pear, with a little vodka or gin for that perfect relaxing drink.

This painting is my answer to my quest for the perfect cock-tail, dubbed the pear-tail. Hope you ENJOY!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A LITTLE JEWEL

YOU'RE SURROUNDED!!

This is another small work, trying to get back to doing my painting a day, although with the holiday season approaching, I'm not too confident that will happen.  But I'll give it a try.

This painting is done on a toned back ground... you can see some of the purple ground showing through, which I kind of like.  Hope you like it too.  ENJOY!!