Wednesday, June 15, 2011

summer haze

One of my "little" paintings, 8 x 10 inches. Colors are limited in hue, but I liked working within this small range. For those interested in my palette, I used ultramarine blue, phthalo blue, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow light, hansa yellow, and sap green. And titanium white. Actually, cadmium red light and dioxazine purple are the only other two colors that I generally use in addition to the above.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Art Show Coming!

However, this painting will not be in the show! Glory in the Common Spaces will open July 7 and run through August 2 at the Shenandoah Valley Arts Center. Please come and see landscapes painted from 2009 through June 2011.

Why post this little still life? I don't think I have posted it anywhere and found it in my desktop file of images. This little painting, 8 x 10, is painted on top of an old painting (recycling as well as utilizing texture) by using a palette knife (my usual technique) to spread on oil paint, scratching away to reveal previously applied color, whether dry or just painted. I like how the process is not controlled and surprises happen. I use this technique almost always in my landscape paintings, but not often in still life. This was the first painting of fruit that I painted in this manner and felt that no one would ever buy it. It's been stuck in a back bedroom for four years and I don't often see it or think to display it. Still a personal favorite. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting!