Friday, November 21, 2014

Little Tangerines

Little tangerines are the subject of this 3x3 inch still life oil painting.  I don't like to paint quite this small, it is much more challenging than something twice the size, but I had several of these little mini canvases and decided to use them up.  The original painting is for sale in my Etsy Shop, here, but you won't find any reproductions.  Just like it is difficult to paint this small, I find it very difficult to photograph and create reproductions of work this size. You might also like to view some of my other original tropical fruit paintings, still life paintings, or perhaps the entire shop of my small format art.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Crispy Apple Art

Every once in a while, a painting seems to create itself without any help from me.  This little 6x6 inch still life oil painting was one of those creations.  The minimalism of the bright red apple laying on a folded linen napkin was a delight to paint.  I loved the contrast between the dark and the light, the bright and the subdued.  The painting is available as a reproduction print from my website and will be listed for sale in my Etsy Shop as soon as the paint is dry.  Hope you will stop by here and take a closer look.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Evergreen Sentinel

Recently, while walking the dog, I meandered toward a proud Evergreen. The lone fir tree stood tall in the middle of a meadow. It was strong and grizzled having apparently withstood wind, rain, and snow without the support of any other trees. As the breezes tossed its branches and the sun made it sparkle, I knew I had to paint the fellow. I loved the texture and color of the bark and the multitude of greens apparent in its branches. After I finished, I was glad to have taken the time to capture the portrait of this soldier.  The painting is 11x14 inches on stretched canvas and was created with oils. The original painting is available for purchase here at my Etsy shop.  Reproduction fine art prints are available in a variety of sizes on paper and canvas at my website here.