Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer's End

Last of the crop of ripe stone fruit caught in a beam of light, casting a long afternoon shadow. The lighting's dramatic, the brushstrokes are loose and the peach is fuzzy. I'm a little wistful about summer winding down but happy with the painting.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Morning Melon

The light is cresting over the top of this ripe cantaloupe and reflecting off juicy rivers in the valley below. Feeling poetic, I guess.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Snubnosed Lemon with Smile

I'm partial to the imperfect - the elongated egg, the lumpy lemon, the crooked smile. And I had fun finding every different yellow and pushing them around in this little lemon study.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Periwinkle Pug

Petunia Pug in a pensive mood. I love the colors here and the way her eye is questioning and expressive, as pugs eyes often are. Oh, the drama and the chiaroscuro.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Ogunquit Dusk 2

Painted from a photograph taken at just a slightly different moment than the previous photo was painted from. Painted faster and with more spontaneity than the first. Which do you prefer?