Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monashka Beach SOLD

A beach in Monashka Bay, Kodiak, Alaska.  The view looking from Ft. Abercrombie towards the Three Sisters mountains.  When it's sunny, there's no place more gorgeous than Kodiak.  

Sunday, April 24, 2011

BLack Cup Orange Slices on White and Gray

I put the still life set up on a piece of glass laid over a white tablecloth.  It's similar to a mirror, but it gives fainter reflections, and allows the white tabletop to come through.  I really like the gray shapes in the shadows areas, and I like the purple color of the yellowish pith in shadow

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grapefruit Slices, Pink plate SOLD

I had the pink plastic plate in the studio and I set some leftover orange slices on it while I was arranging another still life. I started working on the other still life, looked over and realized that the wild colors looked exciting, so I had to paint this one too.  What's the dominant color?  I think it's the vivid areas of warm reddish orangeish pinkish color in the center of the canvas.  But maybe its the orange of the slices. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Orange Slices on Green Plate

I love the vibrant colors.  The total effect is harmonious because the colors of yellow-green, yellow, and orange are analogous (next to each other on the color wheel).  You would think that the lime green would dominate, but because the orange is dark and so intense, you still see the orange first.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Four Orange Slices on White SOLD

Another painting of orange slices from a while back.  I hadn't posted it, so I thought it would fit in with my current orange-mania.  I like the white around the slices.  It's actually mostly blue-gray, but your mind tells you its white.  

Internet fame

I've just been featured on another artist's blog.  Jane Sloss saw my paintings on ETSY, liked them, and featured me on her blog.  She did an interview with me and posted my work on her blog.
Go to to see my work there.

Four Orange Slices on Blue-Green SOLD

This is a painting from a while ago but I hadn't posted it and I'm on an orange slices obsession just now. I like the shadows cast by one wedge onto another wedge.  And I like the translucence of the color in the shadows. And I like the complementary contrast of the blue-green and red-orange colors.  And oh, oranges are good to eat, too!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blue Cup, Orange Slices, Sail Shaped reflections SOLD

Another painting of orange slices and a shiny blue cup.  I placed the cup & orange slices on a piece of glass to get reflections.  I like the angular shadow shapes created by the combination of shadows & reflections.  And I always like the orange, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue color combinations - they make lovely grays.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

One Radish on White

The radishes aren't up in the garden yet, I was getting spring fever and bought this one at the grocery store.  My intention was to keep the background very high key,  and to work on those loose edges

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Green Apples Black Cup Silver Fork

I know you can't eat apples with a fork, but the fork looked more interesting than the knife.  I like the yellow and blue on the tines.  I also really like the reflected light on the apples.  A strong downlight gives a great bounce back on the underside of the apples.