Thursday, August 25, 2011

Turquoise Plate Yellow Cup Sienna Wall

The same cup stack -- this time I put the turquoise plate on a piece of glass.  The light color under the plate is light bounced around by the glass.  I like the blueish-greenish stripe at the bottom of the painting- the color of the edge of the piece of glass.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Yellow Cup Stack on Glass

Another stack of cups  on a sheet of glass to give more reflections.  I enjoy the limited colors, yellow, black, and white and that hazy yellow gray streak that interrupts the reflection on the glass.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Turqoise Plate Yellow Cup Lavender Shadow

My titles are really plain vanilla.  When you do so many paintings it's actually hard to remember them all.  Hence the verbal clues about what it looks like.  I do like all the colors in this one.  There's enough reflected light to move the color around, and every color sings against the neutral black white and gray.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cherries with Gold and Silver

The silver bowl acts like a distorting mirror for the reflections of the red cherries and the gold tabletop. I reduced the contrast and darkened the reflections to subordinate them.  I especially like the gradations on the interior of the bowl - it almost makes the hard metal seem soft.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Three Cherries on Glass SOLD

Here are three more sweet dark cherries.  I added interest to the composition by placing the cherries on a clear sheet of glass. That way I get both a shadow and a reflection and the color of the tabletop shining through the glass.  And I get more of those lovely reflected lights on the underside of the cherries.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Silver Bowl and Three Cherries SOLD

It's cherry season again.  Black objects are hard to paint so I look for a red dark sweet cherry rather than a black cherry.  That way there's more contrast between the light struck areas and the darkest shadows.   I like the cool reflected lights on the bottom half of the cherries.  Lots of reflections in this one.