….of the new year is coming to a close. Things have finally settled down enough for me to focus my attention on creating new artworks. Working smaller provides the opportunity to complete a painting in three sessions. One session for the drawing, one session for the color and value study, and the final session to complete the painting. This has to be one of my favorite paintings to date! I love the white painterly teacup against the pale minty green background. I love how the pattern on the ground plane and teacup subtly echoes the pink daisy and dried seed pods. Working on such a tiny surface (6”x6”), called for using a limited palette; using three colors plus white to achieve color harmony. This painting is available to purchase on UGallery.
...the sunlight didn’t change for these two paintings because they were painted within a week of each other. There is a noticeable difference in the mixed yellows, in terms of color temperature. The citrus moves toward cool, as the yellows are more green. The sunflowers toward warm, moving into warm oranges. Yellow is a challenging color to mix in paint. Adding white really dulls the color, adding black turns yellow to green. The challenge is to mix yellow with its adjacent or opposite colors so the yellow remains life-like and vibrant. Take a moment to look at each painting below and see the difference. Citrus in sunlight is for sale in my Etsy shop. Sunflowers in sunlight available on UGallery.
…..a series. Here's a look at three recent Peony paintings side by side painted consecutively over the span of five days. Each oil painting was created by direct observation in alla-prima painting style. The color shift is the most dramatic of all. Peony I and III are available on UGallery. Peony II can be purchased from my Etsy shop.
...the showing of 14 select paintings at the Rialto Theater in Tampa Florida. Thanks to Hope Donnelly for the invitation to show my work in this beautiful, elegant and historic venue. This series includes oil paintings completed from January 2019 to December 31, 2020. The paintings curated for this art exhibit are for sale. Please contact me for purchase and payment options. The work is available to view by appointment only, and masks are required inside the building. Please contact me to schedule a visit, nothing compares to seeing artwork in person!
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