Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oil Painting: Potatoes

Bowl of Potatoes
Media: Oil Paint on Canvas
Size: 4" x 4" x 1.5"

I really liked painting these fingerling potatoes from my garden.  The opposite of the painting Eggs in a Bowl, these shapes were not hard-edged.  This presents a completely different set of problems, dimples can't be too dimply, curves can't be too curvy.  Every edge still has an exactness to it for it to breathe.  A neighbor friend of mine bought this painting for her husband who loves potatoes.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oil Painting: Bowl of Eggs

Bowl of Eggs
Media:  Oil Paint on canvas
Size: 6" x 12" x 1.5"

Yes, it is difficult to paint oblong shapes with consistent curves.  But then I noticed that eggs aren't necessarily consistent in their curves.  Each one is a little different in shape and size.  And though they are white eggs there are very few areas that are just white in the painting.  Curves aren't consistent, white isn't white - this painting was a bit of a puzzler.  Like all my oils, the image wraps around the sides of the canvas.