Wednesday, October 24, 2018

A Trio of Fruit and Knife

This painting took several days to finish since I had to push the darker values in the knife. I made the knife a means to lead the viewer into the painting.
 I'll be showing this painting next month in the
The show runs November 10- January 4, 2019
with an opening Reception & Holiday Potluck on Saturday, December 1 6-8pm.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Introduction to Oil Painting

Learn the Basics of Oil Painting
On Saturday, Nov. 3rd, from 11am to 4pm
$60 per student

Would you like to learn the basics of oil painting and its application while having fun? In this class we'll cover materials, the concepts of value, intensity, temperature, and the use of complementary colors. You'll learn how to compose a painting, do a value study, learn paint mixing in order to produce beautiful colors, and how to simplify your brushwork. Demos, painting exercises and one-on-one attention will be provided. You'll be able to create a colorful still life and become a more confident painter in your chosen subject matter.

A supply list will be provided upon registration. Supplies are not included in the cost of the class. To find out more click 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Green Vaseline Glass on Blue Plate

This green vaseline glass has beautiful bright green fluorescences. The goal of this painting was to make them pop. I couldn't lighten these areas without losing the chroma, so I did it by darkening the surrounding areas.

Here's some interesting info on vaseline glass:
"The normal colour of uranium glass ranges from yellow to green depending on the oxidation state and concentration of the metal ions, although this may be altered by the addition of other elements as glass colorants. Uranium glass also fluoresces bright green under ultraviolet light and can register above background radiation on a sufficiently sensitive Geiger counter, although most pieces of uranium glass are considered to be harmless and only negligibly radioactive.[3]" Wikipedia.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Orange on Blue Plate and Lemon

This is a painting where I thought about why I paint. It's not the objects themselves, but their shapes and colors. My focus was on the process of painting and the enjoyment of the moment.