Three Blueberries

Still marching on with the Thirty Paintings in 30 Days – Day Twenty-Five

I discovered I love to paint blueberries. They seem dull at first..hardly any colors or values. Just this big blue blob. But looking closely there’s so much more color. Variation of blues, a touch of red, bluish white for the highlights. The big red “thing” didn’t quite work for me. Anyone know what it is?

And again I used colored papers.

“Three Blueberries” oil on canvas panel, 6 x 6 inches by Marlene Lee

Three Blueberries

I have to say I’m having a ball just painting fruits…tiny paintings of fruits. This one is a tiny painting of only 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Quickly done up within the hour. At first glance, the blueberries appeared as one solid color; but the challenge here was to capture the various subtle colors of blues. The more I developed those slight variations of blues the more realistic they became.

Three Blueberries 2015
Three Blueberries, oil on canvas panel, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, ACEO


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Soul Patch Musician


I had been going around to different band performances and taking photos of various musicians in action. With this particular musician he was performing with 4 other musicians on a hot summer eve. What I wanted to captured is his fingering on the guitar. The fingering of a musician defines the music and the handling of his instrument. And his soul patch captures his music.

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