Thursday, February 21, 2008

Baby Carrots

A different take on the carrots.

Also, please note that I am on vacation and no new images will be posted to my blog until Feb. 28th.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Three Little Pigs

Remember those little ceramic objects that you could buy at the souvenir stores on Route 66?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Doing a painting a day is a small tyranny, and I didn't make it today! Tomorrow, even though it's the weekend, I will post a new one to meet my vow of at least five new paintings a week.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Small Altar


Several times, I've attempted paintings involving candlelight. They present great challenges for me, getting just the right degree of darkness in the background to really make the candles and their light glow in the surroundings. I've tried it again here, without as much success as I'd like. Still, I think it's a nice enough effect. And after all, it is a painting I've done in just one day! In the other paintings like this I've done, I've found myself going back in, and back in, and back in, to get just the right degree of contrast.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

White Pitcher and Beads

I think the background color on my other paintings in the blog is beautiful, but I decided to go for dark this time, for a change. I like it! The colors in the beads really sparkle against it. Expect to see more of it.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Turquoise Condiment Jar

I don't know why I keep going for such challenging images in my daily painting. They invariably take more time than I intended. Still, I continue to be attracted to glass, here in an unusual color. I used an incredible variety of greens and blues here, some warmer some cooler, to suggest the transparency and reflectiveness of the glass.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Oh, Clementines!

Okay, all the other painting-a-day artists are doing oranges. Me, too!