Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fiesta Tea

The Fiestaware makes for some great color combinations. I like combining color complements in my paintings, the blue and orange colors are complementary colors.

Fiesta Tea
6x6in, oil on archival canvas panel

Click Here to view or buy this painting - "Fiesta Tea", on Daily Paintworks website

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Red Wine Vinegar and Clementine


Found this cool color combination in the kitchen, alizarin red wine vinegar and a little clementine orange, with an empty teal bottle in the back…

Click Here to view or buy this painting - "Red Wine Vinegar and Clementine", on Daily Paintworks website

If you aren't familiar with "Artists Helping Artists" Blog Talk Radio Show, hosted by Leslie Saeta, you should be, because her AHA show is a great resource! There are so many talented artists that Leslie has interviewed, it is worth checking out. I was lucky enough for Leslie to ask me if I wanted to be on the show, so here it is in the archives (the live show was on Thursday Nov 15) All of her interviews are conducted "live" with no editing, so all the conversations with artists are refreshingly candid. Leslie is an artist herself, so she knows all the geeky artist questions to ask, that we all want to know!
Here it is:
To Listen to the Recorded Show: http://ArtistsHelpingArtistsBlog.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Olive Oil and Coral Bowl with Italian Plums

6"x6" :: oil on archival panel


Olive oil is a great subject to paint, it has a very warm, foodie-ness about it. I am spending lots of time in the kitchen this time of year…

Click Here to view or buy this painting - Olive Oil and Coral Bowl with Plums, on Daily Paintworks website

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Something a little different...

4"x4" :: Two Apples :: oil on gesso board with black gesso
Please notice - this painting is only 4 in x 4in, not my usual 6in x 6in size! This is a demo from my class, of a painting exercise that I call Find Your Brushstrokes. I am making this exercise into an ArtByte so that I can share this fun and valuable exercise with artists who would like to make their brushstrokes really work for them. The exercise involves using as few brushstrokes as possible and lots of paint, to make a small painting. It ends up looking sort of like a color Notan, because there are just two values for each object - light and dark.
Hopefully I will get the "Find Your Brushstrokes" Art Byte finished by Monday!

Click Here to view or buy this painting - Something A Little Different, on Daily Paintworks website

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Plum Pom


Just experimenting with compositions. Large vs Small, Complementary colors Red vs Green, and Light vs Dark.
Click Here to view or buy this painting - Plum Pom, on Daily Paintworks website

ArtByte Update:
I'm currently working on a new one! I will tell you about it, as soon as I am closer to finishing it - maybe this week... For now, here is information about the 2 ArtBytes I have completed that are on the Daily Paintworks website.  The first one I made is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free.
The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.

If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours, you can look at it forever.

Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Plays Together Well

6"x6" :: Plays Together Well:: oil on archival panel

The pinkish red of the pomegranate and light earthy green of the bowl, just seem to play together so well. You can tell from the brushstrokes, I had some fun with this one.

Click Here to view or buy this painting - Plays Together Well, on Daily Paintworks website

ArtByte Update:
I'm currently working on a new one! I will tell you about it, as soon as I am closer to finishing it - maybe this week... For now, here is information about the 2 ArtBytes I have completed that are on the Daily Paintworks website.  The first one I made is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free.
The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.

If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours, you can look at it forever.

Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Italian Plums and Olive Oil

6" x 6" :: Foodie Alert! :: oil on archival panel

I have been just dying to paint this little bottle of olive oil! And the plums from our Italian Plum tree. The colors are so amazing, the dusty dark pinkish of the plums and the golden green glow of the olive oil. Foodie alert…

Click Here to view or buy this painting - Italian Plums and Olive Oil, on Daily Paintworks website

ArtByte Update:
I'm currently working on a new one! I will tell you about it, as soon as I am closer to finishing it - maybe this week... For now, here is information about the 2 ArtBytes I have completed that are on the Daily Paintworks website.  The first one I made is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free.
The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.

If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours, you can look at it forever.

Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Donation on Daily Paintworks

DONATION :: Glowing Cup :: 6"x6" :: oil on archival panel

DONATION :: Fiestaware Creamer :: 6"x6" :: oil on archival panel

These two original oil paintings are my donation to the Sandy Relief Effort. If you bid on these paintings, all the money from the painting purchase price (minus shipping to the winning bidder) will be donated to Hurricane Sandy Relief. If you are the winner of the bid, please specify, which organization the money should go to, and I will make sure it goes to that organization. For example indicate Red Cross or whatever organization you want in the notes area of paypal, or send me an email. I am starting the bidding very low, so that whatever the painting sells for, then that amount goes to donation. Even if only $10 goes to an organization, I think it will help.

Click to bid on Glowing Cup

Click to bid on Fiestaware Creamer

ArtByte Update:
I have also completed 2 ArtBytes now. ArtBytes are byte sized online art tutorials. One of them, is about how to paint your panels with black gesso and it is free. The second ArtByte is about painting a still life painting on black gesso, and it is $10. This one is newly updated I added some additional info, links, and photos to the original one.
If you don't already know about ArtBytes, each one contains text, images and links to products and more information, DPW has ArtBytes by other artists in the store too. They have concise information, not so long that you will get bored. Once you buy an ArtByte it is yours forever.
Take a look in the ArtByte store and let me know what you think!