A Fall Landscape

This painting was done in oil and I had to wait 6 months before I could varnish it, so it did not get posted in the fall of 2016.  The rocks were painted quite heavily and I was afraid that the oil would crack if I varnished too early.  Many artists believe that you can varnish after one month, and I have done this, too, but only if the paint film is not heavy.

Pears and Pitcher

Pears are a favorite subject of mine to paint.  I’ve done lots of them.It is generally better to paint 3, 5, or 7 pears and not an even number.  Some think that two objects can be boring, but three is exciting!  In this painting I tried to remember a technique I learned from watching Julie Ford Oliver’s web site and blog.    She calls it fracturing (avoiding too many sharp edges) and she achieves wonderful results with this.