Monday, May 18, 2015

Upcoming show in Santa Fe

Here's a recent painting that will be in my 2 person show in Santa Fe next month! The shows at Ventana fine art and I'm sharing my work with Frank Ballam another British artist and friend of mine.

The peruvian table cloth in this painting has been featured in many of my Still lifes. It's a subject I keep coming back too. I really enjoyed working on those large blooms getting each over-sized petal just right as the light and shade hits them. I also really enjoyed playing the colors through the back ground drape and the chairs!

Morning arrangement with jug and pears
30X40       Acrylic on wood

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Demo at Danville Artists' Society

Finally put the finishing touches on my little painting from the demonstration night with the Alamo Danville Artists' Society from a few weeks ago.

The demo only really lasted about an hour and half which is pretty tight. I arrived with a color plan and some of my initial outlines painted in. All the under painting and the majority of the final paint was done hurriedly on the night; but the painting still needed adjusting, and refining over time in my studio.

 Alstromeria with lemons cream
18X14                     Acrylic on panel

 In action on the night... I'm down their in the front somewhere!