Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Don't turnip your nose at this!

My latest creation, the turnip. 'Twas a fun learning experience.  

But I've been told to paint less still lives because people don't like or want them. I disagree. For one thing, variety is the spice of life; two, people do like them and have bought them from me; and three, I haven't painted that many so what exactly is less? 

With that being said, I do respect people's opinions and welcome them, but I don't necessarily agree with them. But I've learned a lot from them so keep them coming!

Thank you to Aunt Patsy for the reference photo.

5x7 oil on gessobord

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

This is one from the way-back machine. I haven't painted in a while mostly due to lots of work in my real job. It's break time now and I started a new painting today. 

I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow but in the meantime I'm pulling this up from a past post. Sometimes I get in the mood to paint flowers and this happens. I hope you like it.

Trying to remember, I think this was a 5x7
oil on gessobord

Earth laughs in flowers. - Ralph Waldo Emerson