Fall Celebration (Apples in a Basket)

This painting is heavily textured and very “painterly” as some say. A friend of mine has several fruit trees in her front yard and allowed us to pick the apples while she was on vacation. I made a few yellow for the contrast. The basket is in my collection of stuff that I use for still life arrangements. It may be over 50 years old! For more information, click here.

Bread, Lemons and Bottle of Syrup

This loaf of organic bread came in a shiny wrapper which was a bit of a challenge to paint. I decided to display it with a syrup bottle and lemons. (Yeah, I know–who would eat syrup and lemons with bread!!) But I think it makes a rather interesting still life, especially displayed on an antique red striped table cloth. For further information about the painting, click here.

John’s Fine Tomatoes

We have not been very successful in growing tomatoes! One year we spent over $30 for plants, seeds, fertilizer , etc. and got only 3 tomatoes which had been badly pecked by the birds. That taught us a lesson. These tomatoes came from the super market. I painted the bowl they were sitting in blue to contrast with the shiny red. For more information, click here.