Tag Archives: still-life

Choosing a background to set the mood for your still life painting

I’ve been looking at the work of different painters I admire (Manet, some contemporaries and Emil Carlsen in particular) to understand not only how they achieve realism, but also a sense of harmony or quietude in their work. I notice … Continue reading

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Dark Pink Roses symbolize ‘Gratitude’

I read that dark pink roses symbolize ‘gratitude’ and that’s what I’m feeling lately. Grateful for friends, family and other special people I’ve had the good fortune to come across in my life. This painting is a 12×12 oil on … Continue reading

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Floral Still Life

A floral still life – 12×16 oil on panel. I tried using a round brush instead of my usual flats – need more practice!

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Color and Pattern

Playing here with complementary colors, textures (glass, fabric) and a selection of flowers from our backyard… This is an oil painting on panel and measures 11×14.

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Still Life, cont’d.

Another still life…I spent two painting sessions on this piece of 3-4 hours each. It’s painted on Arches Oil Paper – first time I’ve used this product. I like it very much. Seems to be quite durable and the oil hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day

This is an alla prima painting of my Valentine’s gift from Tom, 11×14 oil on panel. I love flowers, especially this time of year when we’re nearing Spring and trying to kick Old Man Winter down the stairs. This is … Continue reading

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Still Life in a Landscape

16×20 Oil on Panel.

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Another Winter Day…

Although it’s snowing today, this last period of warm weather has got me anxious to see things blooming. It’s too early, so grocery store bouquets and the vases around the house will have to do for now. This vase I found a while … Continue reading

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Painting with Friends

Painted with a talented group of women artists today – learned a lot and laughed a lot! This painting is an 11×14 oil on panel. Thanks to Gwendolyn for getting us together.

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Too Many Limes

Well, this is what happens when you shop at a big box store! You end up with an abundance of whatever it is you’re buying – making for some excellent still life/cooking projects. This painting is an oil on panel … Continue reading

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