Leftover tangerines not eaten.
I was at magazine store when a man gave his rose to me. He grows them in his garden and had several on the counter while he was looking through magazines. He offered me one of the roses but wanted to guess which one I would take. He was right.
Playing around with composition. I love the idea of objects off the page and the principle is to have three edges being touched. But I didn’t do it in this case. Does it work?
With this painting I was working with simple color forms. Just a hint of light or shadow. No rendering.
My son brought these riped, organic tomatoes from his friend’s family farm. Rich and red!
This painting of ramen noodles soup was a bit of a challenge. So much textures but with very bland colors. Capturing the food underneath the somewhat clear base took sometime to figure out. Though not a colorful dish it was quite tasty!
Lately my husband and I were making it our goal to try out the Ramen Noodle Restaurant throughout Sacramento. This soup was at a restaurant on 1900 19th Street. There is another one across from it.
New works yet small, strictly experimental. There is a similarity among all 4 pieces…a greenish background. Pink against green in “Pink Dianthus” is one of my fav. Analogous greens as in the “Lumpy Pear” and “Yellow Daffodil”. And complementary colors of reddish and greenish as in the “Apple and Tangerine”.
This painting was done right after I finished Qiang Huang’s workshop on still life oil painting. I started to use a sable brush for the background which gives it a delightful transparency. I worked on loose brush strokes. And most importantly followed the steps that Qiang had talked to us about. Here’s the post that explained his process.
Available for purchase at my Etsy shop, PaintingsbyMarlene.