Can't remember where I purchased the pretty bottle that was used for this painting but really enjoy painting glass and reflective surfaces. At first I simply wanted to add a few flowers to the scene, which would have looked elegant but I really wanted to get started. So I decided I would use what I had on hand and added the small glass pebbles. I have been toying with the idea lately that I would like my still life paintings to say something. Enjoying the beauty of everyday things and configuring them on canvas is perfectly ok with me but sometimes I just want to say a little bit more than, "ok here are some pretty things to look at". To create sometimes involves revealing the voice within that wishes to share the things of the heart. Also, to live a good life, a person has to put aside their desires at times and give something of themselves to others. I am drawn to the theme of emptying oneself and doing the right thing even when it hurts...a painful process that in the end reaps many benefits, though not always in ways one would imagine.
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|"Inside Out" oil on panel, 6 x 6 inches|
Friday, November 11, 2016
"Youth Resolute" (detail ) 24 x 30 inches, pencil, charcoal, pastel So I thought I would show the stages of the portrait of...
"My Cup Runneth Over" oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches
Last weekend, I was able to take a class with a nationally known painter who teaches classical painting techniques, Robert Liberace. I have ...
I have been working on some small works and a portrait that I will reveal in a few more days. The two paintings posted here are ones I am st...