Oranges and Pears

I’m not quite sure if I’m crazy about painting on wood. This was a prepared surface with a canvas like texture. But I find it too smooth for my taste. Kinda have an interesting texture though.

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Oranges and Pears, 8 x 8 x 3/4 inches, oil on wood

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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

Cold Wax and Oil Fruits Paintings

10 x 8 in., cold wax and oil
10 x 8 in., cold wax and oil
10 x 8 in., cold wax and oil

I had been working lately with cold wax and oils. Instead of linseed oil, cold wax is used as the medium to spread the oil around. The paintings are more matted. And supposedly cold wax and oil together tend to dry faster. In some of the paintings I had added iridescent paints to give it more shimmer.

These paintings will be exhibited at the Artery.