Friday, March 12, 2010

"Petite Pitcher" - Daily #10

"Petite Pitcher", oil on panel, 8 x 6

I have such an assortment of vases and vessels in my studio - it's a candy store for the still life painter.  The great thing about doing these little 'dailies' is having the opportunity to paint anything I want.  I've had my eye on this little pitcher but not had the opportunity to do it justice with my brush, until now.  The floral pattern has almost worn off over time and many years of handling.

This painting is available at Art Country Canada Gallery

"Mac" - Daily #9

"Mac", oil on panel, 6 x 6 inches

I love painting little round Mac apples!   There is just something indescribable about putting pieces of paint on a surface to create such simple beauty.

This was the demo that I painted at my "Painting Dailies" workshop a few weeks ago.   I wasn't able to finish it in the few minutes that I did the demonstration but I did go back to it a few days later and this is the end result.

The workshop was a huge success and participants managed to complete as many as 4 'Dailies' in the 2-day-workshop, working from life.   I was truly impressed!  In addition, everyone learned how to prepare and prime panels for their 'dailies', as well as en plein air painting.

This painting is available for purchase at Art Country Canada Gallery

"Ochre Vase" - Daily #8

"Daily" -  "Ochre Vase", oil on panel, 6 x 6 inches

This tiny ochre vase has made an appearance in several of my larger works so far.  I love its colour and its beautiful little shape.

For my recent "Painting Dailies" workshop, I prepared a bunch of panels for the participants and for my own use.   This is one of them.   I found working on the smooth acrylic primed panel a little different from my linen... a change of surface is always fun!

This painting is available at Art Country Canada Gallery