Friday, May 30, 2008

"just ripe" (sold)

I got into painting small veggies & fruit larger than life-size, during the winter. Their burst of viberant color brighten up the gray winter days and still gray spring. I think these bitty bites add a dash of color and life.
oil sketch

Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Purple Passion"

I'm not sure which is more challenging for me, painting a flower or a portrait.

10"x8" Oil Sketch ($99.)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Off And Running

This young mother was watching her children walk off to school. Her outline caught my eye. I started to paint her using just line but quickly went to simple big shapes. She soon moved on to start her day. I resorted to memory and invention to finish this piece. I added a hat and changed her sweatshirt to a tank top. When I looked up I was alone. Time to get on with my day too.
10"x8" Oil Sketch ($175.)

A Taste of Provence

This woman is a vendor at one of my favorite farmers markets here in Chicago. Her flair for color and confident stance compelled me to create several small oil paintings.
It was a fun challenge to describe her through her body language.
Oil Sketch