Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Yellow Bowl, Grapes, Cup

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 I thought I would try something a little larger to loosen up with my big brushes

Monday, December 21, 2015

A Couple of Grapes

 When I started this still life the bowl was full of grapes.  As I progressed I had to make the aesthetic decision as to whether the grapes were more important or the shapes behind them.  It was a delicious choice.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

An Apple a Day

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I love a daily apple with a little salt on the tart ones.  But to be honest I prefer peanut butter.  This painting is on an acrylic panel that I sanded down and then applied a couple of coats of gesso.  I did some research and found others using the acrylic with out problems.  I did a few test panels and found out it was very difficult to scratch off the gesso and water didn't faze it after the gesso was dry.  I believe these panels are better than masonite.  When I had my frame shop I framed several older oil paintings from the Twenties and Thirties and always had to be careful of paint that would flake off especially on the edges.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Finding a Friend

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Yes, this title could seem a little unusual, but, friends can be different or change.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Jade Plant


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Several years ago (70's) I painted a large, old jade that had some character. I decided to paint a small one now and every once in a while repaint it to record it's growth. I am hoping that this pathetic thing will develop some character with age.