Monday, June 25, 2007

Trio Breakfast Treats - Still Life Painting

This is a rare large painting on panel 10" x 27" (for me). Here I decided to tackle three images in this trio still life: Eggs - sunny side up, Toast with jam and pancakes. A breakfast to satisfy all.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Original Still Life Sugar Dispenser Painting

This still life of a sugar dispenser was part of my small series of Diner subjects. I've painted a series of these styles paintings throughout the past few months and had put this painting aside. I decided to finally finish it and complete the series.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Pancakes - Blueberry and Bananas

This is part V of my pancake series. This pancake has bluesberries and bananas.


Monday, June 11, 2007

Fast FOOD - Burger and Fries

I guess my breakfast kick has moved over to burgers. This contemporary painting of a burger and fries play on the interweaving and complex design between the ketchup and fries.


Sunday, June 10, 2007

Waffles and Blueberries Still Life

I guess my breakfast kick has moved over to waffles. This contemporary painting of a waffle and blueberries is still part of my on going obsession with breakfast themes. I wanted to play around with the texture and design of the waffles - especially the little square sections.


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Cracked Egg with Yolk Still Life III

In the last few months I've been playing around with a little different subject matter than what I normally paint. Those images of high reflective and chrome surfaces have given way to gloss and shine of food. I have not abandoned them but simply have given them a rest. In a way, there really isn't all that much difference to the normal viewer with this so-called change. But to me, it is dramatically different. I find the subject very free and enjoyable to paint.

The subject is almost abstract. I paint the subject with many layers and build the surface in heavy impasto texture in spots. In contrast to some of my tighter still life's, these little food bites have become my next challenge. They are not easy to paint but they are fun when they work. I can't tell you how many times my still life's have been trashed. Nothing is more disappointing that to spend hours and days at times and have a painting fail. Sometimes I wish I could see the subject more objectively and save myself a lot of work..oh well. Well, this little painting is one of my favorites. I really enjoy the various colors of white, green, yellow and orange in this little translucent painting. Please enjoy.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Double Egg Yolk and Bubbles-Still Life-

This week I guess I have become fascinated with eggs (yolk in this case). I never thought that something that we take for granted as simple as an egg could be so fascinating. Years ago I would never imagine that a subject such as an egg could be used as an art form. The colors, reflective and translucent nature of the bubbles plays right into my wheel house. Hope you enjoy it.