Saturday, March 17, 2018

Still Life with Bottle and Fruit

12x9" Oil on canvas panel

Subject matter: This is a simple still life inspired by the beauty of this red pear. I really don't care to eat pears much but I love painting them, especially the red ones. And, of course, I never get tired of painting lemons. I could paint lemons daily and never get tired of doing so. We should not call bad products "lemons" because this is disparaging to the beauty of lemons. The bottle is an olive oil bottle that grabbed my attention because of the product name, Middle Earth Olive Oil. 

Technique: Lettering is extremely difficult for me but I may be making a bit of progress. Tips on this, anyone? Has anyone else found a technique for lettering that works? Feel free to comment on this.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Portrait of Marielle

20x16" Oil on Senso linen panel

This painting earned a Merit Award at the Dunedin Fine Art Center 2018 SMF Awards. Look below to see me standing proudly next to it. There were many wonderful entries so I was very happy to take home an award. It's on display and for sale at the Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, Florida.