Sunday, January 30, 2011

"My Underwood" oil on linen

I have 2 very cool old typewriters. This is my portable Underwood that actually works. Hundertwasser is one of my favorite favorite pen and old silver teapot I found at Portobello Market. Oh yes, one of my old and worn out quilts and Buffalo China platters with oranges included. I love my old "stuff".

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Sliced Lemon" 18" x 20" oil on linen

Unintentionally I seem to be working with a full palette these days, with a wide spectrum of colors. In the beginning of this painting, I had painted a patterned blue fabric underneath a group of whole lemons. With the planned flowers in the upper canvas, this just did not read well. So I broke the front right space up with cut lemon slices and placed them in an arranged scatter, which works better as a composition. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Transparency" oil on linen

I have been working with clear glass and cobalt glass over the last month or so. I was trying to abstract the design of the red bow. I love the way looking through clear glass distorts objects. The bottle is not painted with precise lines, but then, I wanted it to have it's own it is breathing.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

"Dripping Grapes" 10" x 10" oil on linen

I did this painting in the fall. The silver pedestal tray I use in many of my paintings. I wanted the grapes, dripping down, on the left to show their opacity against the light.