Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Black Cup Three Tangerines on Pink

Another of the 10" x 10" paintings that I created for the Vashon Allied Arts commission.   I really enjoyed painting that spoon and fork and I like the dull brown color reflected in the dark cup.  It's really interesting how the change in size affects the composition.  A 10" x 10" painting is almost three times the size of a 6" x 6" painting.  So both the golden background and pink foreground seem quite intense because they cover a larger area.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Orange Slices, Silver Bowl on Pink SOLD

This is another  of the 10" x 10" paintings that I worked on for the Vashon Allied Arts Fundraiser Auction.  I painted several so that I would have lots to choose from.  I really like the orange slices and pink table reflected in the silver bowl. It feels like you could reach in and touch that silver bowl and it would be hard and shiny.  But it's just paint!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Orange Slices on Blue SOLD

This is the third painting that I painted as a commission for the Vashon Allied Arts September fundraiser auction.  I like the colors in the tabletop and in the shadow of the orange slices.  The blue goes from very saturated  to very neutral blue.  But it looks blue because it is against orange which is the complement of blue.  I also like the green stripe.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Black Cup Orange Slices on Green SOLD

The second of the three paintings I chose for the Vashon Allied Arts  September fundraiser auction. This time the orange slices are on a piece of glass on top of a green tabletop.  That way I get to paint the reflections and the cast shadows and the green color of the tabletop.  The gray in the background allows me to use a large number of intense colors The piece of calm gray balanced the orange and lavender and gold as well as that vivid lime green. I also like the reflections on the cup.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Paintings of Oranges - Orange Slices on Pink SOLD

Vashon Allied Arts commissioned me to create a work for their annual September fundraiser auction.   I painted several 10" x 10" paintings on the subject of orange slices and then chose three as a triptych.  Painting in a larger format was fun though it was difficult at first.  I like to paint items actual size, not enlarged, so the effect on the composition was to increase the number of orange slices and items that wound up on the canvas.