Thursday, November 29, 2012

Daily Painting - Still Life - Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel - BID ON OR BUY THIS PAINTING.

This is the first time that I have created a painting with Christmas ornaments. These are a few of the ornaments that we use on our tree every year and I thought that the idea of using them was interesting. The composition is built around a lot of light, shine, and reflection. Because of all of the detail this painting isn't technically a daily painting, it took a couple of days to finish this one up. I hope that you enjoy it!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Daily Painting - Still Life - Limes

Limes 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel - BID ON OR BUY THIS PAINTING.

I have painted limes as part of larger paintings a few times before but never as the main subject. This painting is two limes, one whole and in the shadows and the other cut and in the light. I thought that It made for an interesting composition especially with the heavy shadow hiding most of the whole lime. Fun painting to create. I hope that you enjoy it!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Daily Painting - Still Life - Green Apples And Pear

Green Apples And Pear 5 in. x 7 in. Oil On Panel - BID ON OR BUY THIS PAINTING.

I haven't created a painting in chiaroscuro (objects surrounded and emerging from shadow) style in a while and I thought that this was a good subject for it. This composition is a little different for me also. I typically have the light originating from the right and the largest object in the composition on the left. For this painting I have the light from the right, but I have the largest object on the right and the size of the apples diminishing toward the left. I really like the painting. I hope that you enjoy it too!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Daily Painting - Still Life - Basegall Glove

Baseball Glove 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel - SOLD

The subject is a baseball glove and baseball. This is actually my glove that I used for years. I had really enjoyed painting a pair of leather work boots the other day and I was talking to a friend about it and he suggested that I do the glove. I'm really glad that I did. It was a very fun painting to create. I placed the glove in a natural light setting which I think gave it a nice feel without any forced drama from heavy shadows. To me it kind of looks like it was just dropped there after someone used it. I hope that you enjoy the painting!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Daily Painting - Still Life - Pink Dress

Pink Dress 8 in. x 10 in. Oil On Panel - BID ON OR BUY THIS PAINTING.

The subject is a pink dress on a wooden hanger. I had thought about doing this painting for several months and finally got the opportunity. The dress belongs to my daughter, and since she wasn't home I 'borrowed' it from her closet. This is a real contrast from the work boot painting that I did a couple of days ago and looking at the finished painting makes me feel happy and a little nostalgic at the same time, not sure why though. I also thought that the composition and colors were interesting, there are triangle shapes in the painting everywhere. I hope that you enjoy it.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Still Life - Work Boots

Work Boots 8 in. x 10 in. Oil OnPanel - SOLD

The subject is a pair of my old work boots. I have had different pairs of boots like these constantly since I was probably five years old. Paintings with boots and shoes as the main subject are pretty common historically in art. I think that Wyeth with 'Trodden Weed' or Van Gogh with 'A Pair Of Shoes' probably have done them the best (just my opinion). I've only done them once before in a drawing when I was in art school long ago. This painting actually took me two days to complete, so it is technically not a daily painting, but after finishing this I have to say that I'm really happy with it. I hope that you enjoy it too!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Still Life - Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 8 in. x 10 in. Oil OnPanel - BID ON OR BUY THIS PAINTING.

The subject a pumpkin on a silver serving platter. After I finished the painting something about it made me think of Thanksgiving day. I don't know if it was the platter or the fall pumpkin, or the colors, but that is what this painting reminds me of. From a compositional perspective I liked the oval pumpkin, the oval platter, and the oval shadow contrasted against the rectangular table and wall. I hope that you enjoy this painting!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Still Life - Five Pumpkins

Five Pumpkins 8 in. x 10 in. Oil OnPanel - BID ON OR BUY THIS PAINTING.

The subject is five pumpkins that I had left over from halloween. I really like painting them and I thought that the variety of colors and sizes of each of the pumpkins made for an interesting composition. I hope that you enjoy it!