Sunday, July 25, 2010

New perspective on Harvest

After much thought I painted out the white area behind the basket in Harvest. I used a photo I took of an October garden at Callaway to put in there. I like the perspective of the rows that gives the illusion of depth. I want to keep the back ground slightly out of focus.
It was the original concept, only I fell in love with the white. I fell out of love because the blaze of white threw off my eye and made everything else look dingy and dark.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Silver sugar bowls and hypodermics

Here's my work today - the little sugar bowl and needles. I also put another layer on the deep background, and fiddled with the tint of the sugar cubes. Just the insulin bottle, then some drying time, and I can start deepening and refining.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Bitter is all about my complicated relationship with sugar. As in Dixie Crystal, not kisses. Worked on the drape swag across the top, plus the handcuffs and sugar cubes.

Sugar bowls, silver spoon, and insulin bottle tomorrow. Yum.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Detailed, incremental additions

Wonderful painting morning at the first post-puppy painting class. Add another layer to the triangle and its ribbon, the clock face got more paint and the numbers straightened up and sharpened. Made the reflection on the glass bell jar more complex. Worked on the leaves of the kohlrabi beneath it.
From here on out it's a massive amount of tiny, detailed, incremental layers of texture on the leaves. Nothing you could read from a distant photo, but it will make all the difference standing in front of it.