Tag Archives: still life

The Green Bowl Part 1

Last Sunday, my friend Laura Pommier and I spent the afternoon painting a still life in my studio.  It’s very interesting how two people can look at the same things and come up with entirely different paintings.  Well, a little wine, some snacks and lots of good talk.  It was an afternoon well spent.  Then yesterday I worked on the painting some more, adding the final details.

This is painted on a panel, 12×24 and was toned a pinky-peach color.  Notice in the detail images how I allowed that to shine through for an added glow.

The Green Bowl, 12x24, oil on panel

The Green Bowl, 12×24, oil on panel

The Green Bowl detail 1

The Green Bowl detail 2

The Green Bowl detail 3

The Green Bowl detail 3

What artists do with too much time on their hands

OK, I had six days off for the holidays and spent quite a bit out in my studio.  Escape from…or escape to….I won’t even go there.  Anyway, some time spent nurturing my creative self.  A little tea, a lot of lively music.  (NO Christmas carols!)

I’ve had this little pumpkin hanging around since before Halloween.  I just love the stem of it.  This is an 11×14, oil on canvas.  Painted in about three hours.

Pumpkin, 11x14 oil on canvas

Pumpkin, 11×14 oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was also able to spend a few days creating this blue and yellow still life.  Check out my Art pages for a complete step-by-step or click on the link below the painting.

Still life, blue bottles and lemons, final.  18x24 oil on canvas

Still life, blue bottles and lemons, final. 18×24 oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://my90acres.com/artwork/still-life-with-blue-bottles-and-lemons-step-by-step/

Dos Palomas, the final painting

Dos Palomas final.  18x24 oil on canvas.  Added some cooler tones to counteract the overly warm tones.

Dos Palomas final. 18×24 oil on canvas. Added some cooler tones to counteract the overly warm tones.

Earlier I showed you my procedure for setting up a simple still life.  This is the final painting.  I used a toned canvas.  If you’d like to see a step-by-step demonstration, click on the link below or go to My Pages and view the steps.

https://my90acres.com/artwork/dos-palomas-step-by-step/

How to set up a still life

Final set up. Cup with silver spoon. Fixed silver foliage later.

It’s not always easy to set up a still life for painting.  It’s much more than just throwing a random collection of stuff on a table.  Check out my page for How to set up a still life for a photo story of one of my recent works.  I’ll post the painting later.