Friday, November 30, 2007

Teapot and French Breakfast Radishes

Teapot and French Breakfast Radishes – 12” x 14” Oil on Canvas SOLD

A fun painting made up of bright colors and having an air of the continent with its fresh flowers and radishes.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Another Persimmon Painting

Persimmons II – 6” x 8” Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

Here is another grouping of persimmons I have recently completed using all natural lighting.

Here is a detail photo:

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Two Persimmons

Persimmons I – 6” x 8” Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

This still life is setup in my dining room to capture the northern light that enters by the large windows of that room. I typically have my still life setups in my little “studio” however I have been curious to experience painting all from natural light, with no augmentation of electric light. It has been a fun and challenging exercise. The colors are cooler than usual and have a more diffuse element than when there is a directional light shining on the setup.

Thanks, Liz

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fourth Brown Egg Still Life

Egg Color Study IV – 6” x 8” Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

Here is the fourth brown egg study I have completed. It has been a real fun series. I like the repetition of the experience, and that each time I start a new still life, I am building from the experiences of the previous painting while also learning new subtleness of how to capture what I see.

Thanks, Liz

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More Brown Eggs

Egg Color Study III – 6” x 8” Oil on Canvas Panel

Here is another painting from the series of brown egg still lifes I am working on. Eggs are so tricky with their soft rounded form. I enjoy the experience every time...

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please email me.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Still Life w/ Brown Eggs

Egg Color Study II -- 6” x 8” Oil on Canvas Panel

Here is one of my new paintings now that I am back on my feet. It is a continuation of the color and form study I started with an earlier painting of brown eggs. I am fascinated with capturing the form of eggs and the variation of tones and colors brown eggs can come in. From the same dozen of eggs, one can find a wide variety of color and shape. In the dozen I recently purchased and have been painting from, there are dark red-brown eggs with freckles to light rosy hued eggs. Capturing these differences while also working on the way a shadow falls on the egg and the surrounding surface in a wonderful challenge to see if I can convincingly capture what I see. Through these exercises I feel I get a better understanding of the world and enjoyment of the simple things in life.

I hope you enjoy the painting. If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please email me.

Thanks, Liz

Monday, November 5, 2007

Behind on Painting

Hi all,

I just wanted to share with you my regret for not being able to post any new paintings. Life has been very hectic lately, and I live with a back injury that will sometimes throw me for a loop. Unfortunately the injury flaired up in late October, and is just now starting to get better. For the past three weeks I have been painting for short periods (resting often) and I have been working on several pieces. Three in particular I think are turning out well, the rest I am going to chalk up to experience... In the next few days I hope to get a few of them posted.

Please continue to check my blog, as I hope the month of November will bring about many more fun and rewarding painting sessions.

Thanks for your patience,