Friday, August 15, 2008

Three Peaches Still Life Painting


Three Peaches – 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel SOLD

This was my second attempt at painting only with sable brushes. It was another adventure in painting wet-in-wet ~ observing, learning, interpreting and then trying to capture what I have interpreted as the essence of these three beautiful peaches. For that is what I am always trying to do, capturing the spirit and essence of something, I never strive to just record something, I have a great camera for that… Instead I look to see how I can convey the passion and interest I have in the object/scene to others in a convincing manner.

This weekend, Steve and I are taking a much needed mini-break from our hectic summer schedule. We will be visiting our friends Evie and Jon on the eastern shore of the Cheasepeake. Evie is a very talented artist, here is a link to her website, I met her last year when I was taking a Sunday class taught by Ted Reed. She was the best in the class so I made a point of standing next to her to crib from her and learn all that I could. The added benefit of this weekly close proximity is that I got to know her as a friend.

Have a wonderful weekend!

6 comments:

Fawzan Barrage said...

Very nicely done! The fuz on the peaches is great and yet not photo realistic which is just oerfect I love it.

E. Floyd said...

Thanks Fawzan, that is the goal to convey without being slavish to realism...

Jack Riddle said...

I found you on Frank Gardner's bolg, Elizabeth. This piece is beautifully done--I can feel the fuzz on the peaches. Will visit often...

E. Floyd said...

Hi Jack, Thanks for dropping by. For the fuzz, I would use a lighter value complementary color to gray and lighten it some to give the impression of peach fuzz.

Theresa Rankin said...

Wow!! I can feel the fuzz and smell the peaches....you have some wonderful work!

E. Floyd said...

Thanks, peaches are a favorite of mine right now!