Saturday, March 14, 2015

Still Life In Blue and White

This still life was painted using fake flowers and so it was a bit difficult altering the color of the flowers so that they didn't look too yellow. Wanted a more delicate off-white. I really love some of the still life paintings by William Merritt Chase. Also admire the old Flemish still lifes but would personally like to paint more loosely....I haven't done many floral paintings in oil--have mostly worked with watercolors over the years and painted people so need to be a bit patient with myself.

"Still Life With Scottish Pitcher" 14 x 18 inches, Oil on Canvas

Three Little Paintings!

Small Paintings are such fun! They are warm-ups to bigger things. These are three that were completed over the past couple months. I love things that sparkle and glow. The one in the middle is no longer available but you can purchase the other two by looking my name up at

"Lemon Tea" 6x6 inches, oil on board

"Silver Cup and a Strawberry" 6x6 inches, oil on board

"Sweets" 6x6 inches, oil on board

Little Video

Have recently completed a still life painting and while painting it, I thought it would be good to take pictures of the progression. Though...