Tag: still life
Holidays, birthdays and special events pop up, and I always sigh and say I should have made a card as I sift through the cards at the store. This year, I decided to do something about it. I found some kraft paper postcards for oil painting and bought a batch. I pick a photo from my inspiration archive folder every Tuesday morning and paint … Read More Pink Cocktails
6.0 Apple Harvest
9 x 11.5 Oil on Wood Board Apple Harvest is based on a photo by Tiffany Anthony. Here is my impression. I love dark reds and moody paintings. It’s apple season here. The harvest isn’t great this year, most likely due to a surprise storm in the spring and dry weather. You can still find an apple here or there to pluck from the branches.
5.0 Pumpkins and Peppercorns
Tis the season for everything pumpkin. I was feeling dark and moody for Autumn. I found this still life photo on Unsplash from Fraizer Dunleavy. Oil painting 5 is done and on to the next.
4.0 Red Pear
After the berry day, I had to go back to the pears for a boost of confidence. Happy little red pear.
Blackberry was a class study piece. I think if I redid it again, I would make the bowl bigger than suggested in class and do the check pattern differently. Of course, I think I’m thinking acrylics because doing the background and then laying out the blue pattern would be easy. In oils, it may get muddy. Here we did each section at a time … Read More 3.0 Blackberry
1.0 The Silver Cup
So come on my journey while I dabble in oil painting. I’ve always been bemused with oils. They seemed like an unattainable goal. During college, I never was taught oil painting. The painting classes I had weren’t very helpful. We met twice a week and painted and critiqued each other’s work. Some of my pieces were shown in student shows and juried shows. This … Read More 1.0 The Silver Cup