This painting was done strictly using palette knife. I found that I can’t render so much but have to consider what color to use before actually applying it on the canvas.
These paintings of pumpkins were painted around 2013. Recently someone bought one of them. I had completed forgotten they were around and thought I had destroyed them.
This painting will be part of the upcoming Pence Gallery Exhibit in January 2019.
I’m on a roll on painting china bowls. Memories of my mother.
Life is simple. Small purple flowers from my potted garden. Centered and focus. Simple elegance.
This painting is on hold until my exhibit in January 2019.
I just finished an online workshop with Felicia Forte. She is a well-known representational oil painter whose works has been exhibited throughout the US as well as abroad. I had taken her workshop in Los Gatos, CA and felt that I can learned more from her. So I signed for her online classes.
There were many “aha” moments but the main point I have taken away from the sessions is that I need to pay more attention to clean brushstrokes and to be decisive in what colors I mixed. Below is a quick oil study that I did after finishing.
I had been inspired by Brian Astle‘s paintings of daily studies – a singular object, the use of a palette knife to texture the background and the losing of the edge.
This dated item I kept around for over 30 years. In my 20’s I had worked as a graphic artist and had used this to removed rubber cement or wax from the typeset text to reposition it. Definitely before computers. Nowadays, hitting “delete” is all that’s needed.
One of private students brought in small apples from her tree to paint. The last fruits of the summer.