Friday, April 29, 2011

Tomato - Completed Oil painting

Tomato ~ 5" x 7" ~ Oil on panel

Here is the completed painting. I made finer adjustments to the tomato and added the highlight. Don't you think it makes the tomato so much more smooth, shiny and beleivable? I would love to hear your comments.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tomato - Work in progress

The water is complete at this stage. The tomato needs some more work.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tomato - Work in progress

Tomato ~ 5" x 7" ~ Oil on panel ~ Work in progress

Started a new painting. I am trying something different with this painting. Started on a completely black underpainting and I will also attempt a pool of water on the plate. Here are steps one and two of preliminary stages. Now the challenge to bring life into the tomato and water. Hmm...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sunny Roses

Sunny Roses ~ 11" x 14" ~ Watercolor

Here is my entry for the LCAL Spring show and critique at the Jack and Benny center for arts at Waukegan, IL. I dropped off the painting on Saturday Apr 2nd. The show runs from Apr 2 to May 16. Please stop by and take in the show if you are in the area.

I painted this on a 300 lb paper. So, I did not have to stretch the paper or tape it down. I have added pictures below to show the work in progress. I masked the tips of the top 3 petals. Lots of layers of color!