Thursday, January 20, 2011

Colorful Glass Vases

10" x 8" Oil on linen.

This is a close crop of a pair of glass vases and a stopper. I picked up these two complementary colored vases at Goodwill when we dropped off some goods. I am thinking about expanding this to a larger painting as I liked how the colors work with the facets on the stopper.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Orange and Mango

7" x 5" Oil on linen.

Happy New Year! It is a slow start to the new year in the studio. Other projects have consumed my time, but here is a little warm up sketch.

The mangoes were a bust on the eating aspect, but they are very pretty. I think I would like this setup painted bigger and with a very wide format. The partially peeled orange is a popular subject on the interwebs and I can see why. The texture and variation are interesting and capturing the orange color is also a surprising challenge.