Friday, January 28, 2011

Glass Bottle and Small Red Onion

This one is from a month ago when I was painting lots of glass jars.  I really like the transparency and shine.  I originally had more colors in the foreground, but after looking at it for a couple of weeks, I decided they had to go.  So here is the simplified version.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Headlands, Oregon Coast SOLD

This painting was inspired by a trip to the Oregon Coast last year.  There were lots of beautiful coves and huge offshore rocks.  It was fun to play with the atmospheric perspective -- the scene looks both hazy from water in the air and bright and sunny.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fluffy White Things SOLD

A change of pace from shiny salt shakers.  This was from a photo taken last spring, of a cherry tree in full bloom in a pasture with sheep.   I should probably have added some white clouds too.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Shaker, Three Shells on Brown

This is the last one in the group.  So far.  I like the limited palette and its such fun exploring the shiny silver and transparent shakers.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shaker, Three Shells on Gray SOLD

Back to the gray background.  My view was above the subject, so no horizon line.  I enjoyed the pink lights inside the shells, and the warm reflections on the glass.  As you guessed, I really like this subject matter.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Shaker Two Shells on Brown

I added a burnt sienna background to this one.  I had fun playing with the little tiny lights in the holes in the shaker top - I used a tool to scrape away paint rather than try to add paint.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Shaker, Two Shells on Gray SOLD

I wanted just a little bit more color, so I added these lovely brown egg shells.  Then I was able to add a bit of reflected color in the glass and the shaker top, and to the shadow tones under the shells.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Two Shakers on Gray

I've been working on a series of new paintings with these glass salt shakers.  This painting was an attempt to simplify with an almost purely white, black and gray subject.  But  I couldn't keep it pure and managed to put a warm yellowish light in the reflections on the metal lid.
My new years resolution: to paint more plein air pieces - but it's really cold today so maybe tomorrow.