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Cupcake

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Cupcake Oil Painting

Daily Painting #81 – Cupcake
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
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I painted this for the Different Strokes from Different Folks Cupcake Challenge. I am pleased with the result. My favorite part is the little bit of cake showing under the frosting.

This is my first submission to the Different Strokes blog, by the way. It’s fun to look at others’ paintings, and it’s great to see the many different ways artists can approach a subject.

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Halved Bell Pepper

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Halved Bell Pepper Oil Painting

Daily Painting #78 – Halved Bell Pepper
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
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This is one of the bell peppers that I used in daily painting #74.

Halved Bell Pepper Daily Painting Detail

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Green Bell Peppers

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Green Bell Peppers Oil Painting

Daily Painting #74 – Green Bell Peppers
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Oil painting on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 14 x 19 cm
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My Mom thought these two bell peppers would make good painting subjects, especially how one was turning yellow/orange at the top. My favorite is the green one that’s resting on its side though. It’s amazing how even a faint reflected light can make a painted subject look more realistic.

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Granny Smith Apple

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Granny Smith Apple - Oil - Painting a Day

Daily Painting #50 – Granny Smith Apple
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 5.5 inches — 13.97 x 13.97 cm
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This apple was a joy to paint! Just to see how they look side by side, I have put together all three apple paintings sharing this composition.

The first one is daily painting #38 – Red Delicious Apple; the second is #39 – Fuji Apple.

Apples - Daily Paintings

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Straw Hat

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Straw Hat - A Painting a Day

Daily Painting #46 – Straw Hat
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Oil on gessoed matboard
Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches — 13.97 x 19.05 cm
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I was searching for something to paint when my Mom picked out this little straw hat from my props storage under the easel. She said, “Paint this.” Hanging the hat was the first arrangement that came into my mind. Initially, I thought I’d also include a shelf below the hat and then display something there. But what?? I couldn’t decide so I painted the hat alone. I like how it turned out and how it is high up in the painting.

My head is already filled with ideas inspired by this hat and arrangement. Perhaps I will do another one like this and include the shelf below. We’ll see…

By now it is becoming a habit for me to scrape off parts of a painting when it is not going well. It used to be that I’d keep adding more and more paint to correct an obviously wrong color base, or move the paint around to save it and hope that it’ll look better. It worked sometimes, but most times the painting ended up looking dull and overworked. Now I just scrape off that layer of paint. Less frustrating this way. I also like how a ghost of the previous attempt remains so I don’t really start from nothing all over again. I think it makes the next attempts so much easier and fresher.

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