All I really wanted to do was paint this striped cloth! But it needed something, so I added the two bottles. This acrylic painting is 8 x 6 on what they call crescent board. For more information, click here.
Here is another painting with my old woven basket filled with green apples. I added my coffee cup and a pitcher and showed the arrangement on a wooden table partially covered with a cloth. This painting is 8 x 6. For further information, click here.
This is an old wooden box which is the way strawberries used to be packed in, before plastic was used so universally. The berries and box show up vividly against an antique lace-edged runner. This painting is 8 x 6. For more information, click here.
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.
This is a 6 x 8 painting of Figi Apples. Brush strokes are easily seen on the apples and leaves. For further information, click here.
Lemons are often a favorite fruit for still life painters. I like to add them because their bright yellow is so effective when displayed against dull jars. One of these jars is an old Mason Jar. The other was purchased and came with a cute wrapper. This painting is 10 x 8.
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.
Constructing a still life is part of the fun in painting. I look around to see what I have. In this case, it was two old fashioned fruit jars and a more modern round one that something from the store came in. I tinted water in it with blue food coloring to make a contrast with the dull brown jars.
This is an 8 x 10 painting of granny smith green apples, a pitcher and dark plums painted in a loose, “painterly” style. To see a price, click here.