Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Circus is Still in Town

These three studies are the most recent work I have done on the circus...each one tells a story...I love the way this tent is so blue and the stars are so prominent...the great color extravaganza...watercolor and goauche on paper@20x24"

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Agapanthus for my Birthday

Jack and Sam ( my step son and his fiance')were kind enough to bring me these gorgeous flowers on my birthday...They were so inspiring in this blue vase,I brought them to the studio to paint...and then the work began...there were actually @ 10 flowers and stems but I removed (in my mind) the other @ 5 stems, less is more?...the fabric in the background was recently purchased at a french bedding eurosham (almost a small table cloth)...all I can afford...but the ochre color with the purple blue was really a turn on....and then there was the old stool apon which it many considerations when composing the still life....a picture is worth a thousand words?? oil on canvas 24x36"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Oil and Water...Still Life

The same subject...different mediums...oil paint, watercolor...not so different ....very different feeling when trying to paint the subject...using the water always feels looser , the oil gives you the illusion of more control...and it is easier to use the oils.... the paint stays where you put it...the watercolor moves and changes color ...drying much lighter than when you put it down one has to paint it over and over sometimes to get what you want...both are @ 20x20"

Friday, February 17, 2012

Circus Rider

This is an image that I painted over 20 years ago in oil...I had been to the Big Apple circus and seen this lovely horse prancing around the ring....and now I have tried to see what happens in watercolor...16x20

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Open Guitar Case

Another great Monday with Sam on the Guitar...Gotta love that purple, red velvet lining inside the guitar case...keeping it safe and sound? 36x36" oil on canvas

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bob Again

Here is the second attempt to figure out Bob with paint on canvas...another angle...different light...dark size....oil/canvas 36x24"

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Clementine Box

This box sat on the table of my studio for days, until all of a sudden I saw what really intrigued me about it....the pattern of the netting over the clementines...never know when the miracle is going to happen....I finally got to painting it...not before several clementines had bit the moldy dust....oil on canvas 20x20"