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Alla prima still life with Roses and Wine

Tom bought these white roses for me last Saturday. As if ellipses weren’t challenging enough! Painting roses adds to the difficulty, I’m beginning to understand that simpler is better. This still life is an 11×14 oil on panel – painted … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Grateful for this beautiful day… this is a plein air/alla prima still life. This painting is a 12×16 oil on panel.

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Plein Air Still Life

Just a quick plein air study today from my backyard set-up. After near collisions with kamikaze hummingbirds and a few mosquito bites, I managed this 9×12 oil on panel! It’s hard out there for a plein air artist (loved every … Continue reading

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Still Life with Gold Bird

Another rainy day still life from this past Sunday. I tried to emphasize the pattern of the cloth in the background to make it go almost flat like some of the fauve painters (Matisse, Gaugin, et al.). This is a bit … Continue reading

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