About a week ago, I decided to see how quickly I could paint ten paintings. I’m not quite sure what the spark was. Maybe I was bored, tired of the old style. Something I saw that reminded me of some yellow and blue paintings that I had done years ago. Anyway, I decided to challenge myself, not only with the number of paintings, but stretching to a slightly different style. In this case, my aim was to paint looser, faster, and more colorful.
Apple Jack, oil on board, 16 x 12, Kit Miracle
I chose my subject matter by going “shopping” through my house and refrigerator, and, of course, my prop cupboard in the back of my studio. Hey, I didn’t even remember that I had martini glasses until I spotted them in the back of that cupboard! And a shaker, too. Must have been from a resale shop.
Two Lemons and a Martini Glass, oil on canvas board, 12 x 9, Kit Miracle
It was really great fun. The miserable and damp weather meant that I didn’t feel any guilt at all about holing up in the studio instead of going outside for some fresh air. I didn’t even want to come into the house to eat. (And that never happens!)
Wait for Me!, cherry tomatoes in a dish, oil on canvas, 8 x 10, Kit Miracle
Although I wasn’t deliberately trying to emulate any particular style, I can see a lot of Cezanne and Janet Fish in these paintings. And I’m really eager to try some more, perhaps larger or some landscapes in this style. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by. Your feedback and comments are always welcome.
Oh, yes, all of these paintings are available at my Etsy shop, KitMiracleArt. Check them out.
Three Tomatoes on a White Plate, oil on canvas, 8 x 10, Kit Miracle
Three Lemons in a Blue Bowl, oil on canvas, 8 x 10, Kit Miracle
Pine Sprigs in Antique Blue Bowl, Weller pottery, oil on board, 12 x 16, Kit Miracle
Lucky Four, green apples, oil on canvas, 12 x 16, Kit Miracle
Lemons on Blue Plate, oil on board, 12 x 16, Kit Miracle
Green Apples and Cut Glass Dish, oil on canvas board, 9 x 12, Kit Miracle
Adam and Eve, red apple and green apple, oil on board, 8 x 10, Kit Miracle