Saturday, March 18, 2006

March 18 - More Red Onions

"More Red Onions" The yellow onion went into tonights meatloaf for dinner--at least part of it. So these two sweet red onions are left, and I pushed them together as cosy friends and swept them onto a 4 x 6 inch canvas using acrylics. This one is sold.

Friday, March 17, 2006

March 17 - ONIONS!!

"ONIONS!!" How fun to have a plate of red and yellow onions... the plate was trasluscent green glass, on a redish cloth. This was a setup that my students used on Tuesday, and I painted it (different cloth color) for today's painting. This is an oil, also only 5 x 7 inches. I like the fact that the plate tips a bit, giving some subtle tension to the image.  And of course the oils make such a rich feel to the surfaces.
  Do you recognize that yellow Spanish onion?  Yes, I still haven't used it in a winter stew yet.  I painted it in acrylics on February 10! $100

Thursday, March 16, 2006

March 16 - Detail Man

"Detail Man" Folks not familiar with the horse industry might not know the significance of folks like this fellow and hundreds like him, who are the real backbone of what goes on in the show ring and race track. Men, and women, who work in the stable area cleaning tack, cleaning stalls--to me they have great value, and I honor them by painting their portraits. And besides, they are very appealing!
Original oil, 12 x 9 inch canvas, available for US $385.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

March 15 - Matilija Poppies, Oil

"Matilija Poppies, Oil" Another of the same subject, this time of a long-ago set up when I was in a workshop with Joyce Pike. She taught me the importance of brushwork, and for that I am forever greatful! So from Los Osos to today's painting, many years have gone by. This is a 7 x 5 inch oil of a subject that was done several years ago in acrylics. This one is sold.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

March 14 - Floral Study, Oil

"Floral Study, Oil" I occasionally take the same subject matter and do two paintings, one in acrylics and one in oils. this is a 7 x 5 inch oil of a subject I have done in acrylics. It is interesting to see how the two media handle the same imagery. This image is sold.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

March 12 - Stoneware Jug

"Stoneware" My Mom has owned this little stoneware jug, and then gave it to me some years ago. It has been tucked up on a high shelf, and when I was going through some things, found it. I enjoy painting simple objects with complex brushwork. Original oil, 6 x 6 inches. $100