Painting Demo

I started to teach privately, just one student. Even though he has some experiences in painting years ago, he wanted to start of with the very basic. So we began with a singly object, a pear. Then establishing shadow and light patterns before going into color and brushwork.

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Pear Demo, 5 x 7 inches oil on canvas panel

Available for purchase  – Etsy

Day 28 – 30/30 Challenge

I finally finished organizing and sorting through my receipts for tax returns and other business forms to submit.

Meanwhile another abstract. I did a series of analogous colors of greens and yellows. Using anything from palette knives to pins, I strived for texture in each piece.

untitled, 4 x 4 inches, oil on paper

Day 27 – 30/30 Challenge

Unfortunately there are business forms that are due at the end of this month. So I have spending hours sorting through my receipts for a whole year! Such a headache! New Year’s resolution is to keep up with the art receipts.

But Day 27 is an small 4 x 4 abstracts that I had been doing along with the pencil portraits. Hope you enjoy!


Three Pears

It had been a busy last week with family affairs. So no painting. My whole attention devoted to family. With the family all gone, this week began with an open studio. This painting which I done 2 weeks ago is dried enough for me to post.

After taking David Shelvino’s workshop, I am becoming more aware of edges. Blending the object’s edge into the background. What I also noticed that using a sable brush helps to create smooth and delicate brushstrokes that blends well into the color of the background. The pears are not as definite as some of my other fruits are. It’s more like how our eyes sees, definite edges around the focal point and everything else is fuzzy.
Three Pears 2015

Lost Treasure

This little ceramic pot was in my husband’s parents’. They had lived in their house for 40 years and had many “collections”. They since passed. What it was used for I had no idea but it’s stained with history.

Small Pot 2015
Small Pot, oil on canvas panel, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, ACEO