Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lemons 'n Blueberries, an Original Oil Painting

Spring has been in the air lately and I decided that for a moment at least, I would deter from the dead trees of Winter. Lemons always summon thoughts of freshness, and what more appropriate time than Spring! Add a few blueberries as a reminder that on the heels of Spring comes Summer and its bounty!
"Lemons 'n Blueberries"
5" x 7"
Oil on Canvas panel

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Studies in Shapes and Shadows -Tree #2

Another interesting (to me) tree shape. I could not pass this very unique tree shape that I spotted from about 50 yards away as I was driving through BLM land in Quartzsite, AZ. The dead trunk, bleached by the sun's hot rays, and the many diverse knot holes piqued my interest. I liked one friend's interpretation of it, "almost see a woman with long hair, dancing... and throwing her arms around."
"Tree Skeleton - #2
5" x 7" 
Oil on canvas panel

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Studies in Shapes and Shadows-Tree #1

I am intrigued by the "tree skeletons" here as I travel the southern portion of Arizona this winter.I decided that doing paint studies of them would give me good practice on rendering shapes and shadows. I love how they twist and turn!
"Tree Skeleton #1"
8" x 10" 
Oil on canvas panel

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