More cherries on a reflective surface. The cherries generate both a shadow and a reflection. Here the shadows are cast to the side, but the reflections are directly vertical. Where the shadows and the reflections overlap, it's dark, but where the shadows land on top of a light reflection, the shadows disappear.
Cherry season was here and now it's gone. I've been so busy picking cherries and berries that I almost forgot to paint them. Cherries are difficult to paint because I always wind up eating at least half before I even get the still life arranged. So sometimes a still life that looked good with seven cherries becomes a still life with five or three cherries.
A sunset scene from Nebraska. This painting is from a couple of years ago, but I just entered it in the Bold Brush painting Competition. You can vote for my painting by going to http://canvoo.com/boldbrush/painting/12487 and clicking the like button.
This painting is from a couple of years ago. Yesterday I was gallery sitting and started a conversation with a customer who told me she "owned a Gretchen Hancock." I said "I'm Gretchen Hancock!" She'd bought this painting two years ago but we'd never met. Total serendipity.
For some reason, I don't like to paint "larger than life". Objects should be actual size or smaller, not just slightly larger -that looks like a mistake. These small onions are about 1-1/2" wide and fit in the space on a 6" x 6" panel without crowding or seeming too empty. (I am also compulsive about horizon lines being horizontal in paintings.)