Well I've got a lot coming up...I need to take better pics of my previous posts and my new work, especially the two landscapes. Its so hard to get a painting to look as good on the computer as it does in person :( its about finding the right lighting I think...also, I have a month long show at Wind Water and Light Gallery in Urbana this Oct. so all my paintings need to be touched up and ready to go for Oct...the Urbana farmers market this weekend where I will have at least one new landscape to show...and possibly Penrod art fair in Indianapolis Sept. 10th.
I will keep blogging new paintings, works in progress, and anything else interesting I come across, so check back soon :-)
Here is a still life I just completed...it is 24"x36" oil on stretched canvas. There are oranges of course, a vase of flowers, some dishes, dish towels, plates, and anything else you might interpret :) Sometimes people find "stuff" in my work that I never meant to be there, or don't really see, but that's ok...I think it makes my work very interesting and fun.
In this painting I tried to work mostly with blues and add the pops of orange, yellow, and white. The purple is subtle enough and close enough to the blue family that it doesn't stand out too much...which is good. If I were to do any more colors, it would become too busy and not look right. I think this came out good :-)
I've decided to try something a little different, and do some landscapes with thicker paint application and a slightly different style. I'm still going to keep my still life paintings with the circular layouts, I just love how they look, but I think the landscapes needed to be changed up a bit. I've been trying to find a way to make fun, bright, landscapes and steer away from the traditional style and coloring, while at the same time not going too modern or abstract.
My goal is to create something that will brighten up the home, that just brings a lightness to life, that I would hang on my own walls and I think that's what I got...I'm very happy with this new direction. I never really understood the need for dark, traditional artwork...its just not my thing...I hope you like this!
There will be plenty more to come! :)
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