Copper Kettle / Study

Color! The richness and variety of the orange in the kettle, fabric and flowers are complimented by the blue green of the foliage. To my eye this is irresistible!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Camellia Branch

So what is a painter to do in wintry weather?  Paint camellias of course !

And I continued work on my earlier camellia painting, developing and strengthening the leaves
blossoms and background - this is the revised version.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pink Camellias

 The temperature outside is still chilly, and the sun only peeks out occasionally, but spring is on the way,
 and my neighbors camellias are proof of this.
This was painted in one long session, (the term is alla prima,)  it's like holding your breath for a long underwater lap in the pool, and I'm breathless!
I will probably continue to fuss with it - but I feel pretty happy just now.
22" x 30"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

About Memory

At times it's difficult to put into words the reasons for choosing to paint particular subject matter. In this case it is a memory of my mother, and a painting of a pot of primroses I gave her a long time ago. Primroses are a reminder of those feelings.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Chocolates

Yum!   This one is just for fun - Happy Valentine's Day you all!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pineapple II

To continue the fascinating subject of painting the pineapple..... this one is twice the size of the earlier version I posted,  and is now perfectly ripe and will be eaten this evening.... again, my inspiration derives from marble bas-relief sculpture , with the pineapple being a convenient stand in for the usual mythological god or goddess, who are currently unavailable, alas.
30" x 22"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hawiian Pineapple

If you can't go there, there's always this....