Monday, August 29, 2011

Pitcher and peaches

Pitcher and peaches, 16x12

Tried to stay in the middle value range...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crabfest - SOLD

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Crabfest, 24x12

First time tried to paint crabs--not that easy. First of all, they are not all red.'s very tempting to eat them. Paint fast before they spoil and the light changes too much...But it was a fun and learning experience.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Blue vase with flowers

Blue vase with flowers, 20x16

Monday, August 15, 2011

Teapot with pomegranate

Teapot with pomegranate, 12x16

I bought this teapot in Goodwill on the weekend, and it goes with a small cup I got in Goodwill years ago. Several times I was going to get rid of the little cup because I had no use for it, but finally it found its match!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Veggies and olive oil

Veggies and olive oil, 12x16

I went out and bought a bunch of groceries, and set up a still life. It was fun--trying to set up something a little more complicated. I watched Quang Ho's DVD on still-life painting, and was greatly inspired. Learned a lot from watching him paint.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dragon fruit

Dragon fruit and blueberries, 8x10

It's really a neat-looking fruit, isn't it!

Summer peaches - SOLD

Summer peaches, 16x20

These peaches are from a local fruit stand. They are juicy and delicious!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Back in the saddle

Well, it's been a long while--pregnancy and caring for a new baby kept me away from painting. Now the baby is over 4 months old, I finally managed to find a little time to paint.

Gorman farm, 9x12. The very first painting I did after not touching a paintbrush for 10 months!

Tersiguel's, 14x11. I was attracted by the warm light on the white wall of the building.

Feels good to be back in the saddle and painting again. I'm obsessed with C.W. Mundy's paintings right now. I need to paint more!