Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Floral Tea Cup"



















6 x 6 oil on masonite SOLD

This is my last of 3 tea cup commissions. The table
top background proved a bit tricky since it's white and
the tea cup is white so I grayed it down in an
attempt to make the tea cup pop a bit.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Prickly Pear"




















6 x 6 oil on canvas
SOLD

Here in Texas Prickly Pear grows like a weed. I have
always
taken it for granted. This one was not particularly
prickly. While painting this and upon close observation
I
noticed for the first time just how
exotic and unique this
plant is. Exotic or Alien?
It really does look it comes from
another planet!


Each bud bursts into a big yellow flower and after
that, the juicy purple/red fruit appears. If you've ever
eaten
Prickly Pear Preserves you know just how delicious
it is...very much like Strawberry. The pulp of the leaf
also tastes great fried and
served with eggs or as a side dish.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Japanese Maple & Oranges"


















10 x 10 oil on canvas panel SOLD


I have a small Japanese Maple in my front yard.
The leaves
are the darkest maroon and green.
I thought they would
look nice with an orange.

When I was doing the set up I spaced the orange
slices evenly inside the bowl and intended to do
a birdseye view. However, the reflection on the
side of the bowl kept calling to me so this version
is what I ended up going with.

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Asian Delight"




















10 x 10 oil on canvas SOLD

Edemame and Sake...one of my favorite snacks. I was
enjoying my little snack when I
noticed the composition
was pretty good. Always trying
to find that next painting!

I love wine but unfortunately it gives me a headache.
However,
found that Sake doesn't. Maybe some ingredient
that is not in
the rice wine as opposed to the grapes? I always
enjoy drinking it from this cute little
Oriental Sake cup.