Here’s a new work in progress I’ve started! It’s a 16″x20″ canvas and it will depict an Italian Villa, cause I love all things Italian!
I’m using a limited palette called the Zorn Palette. The palette consists of only four colors – Yellow Ochre, Vermillion, Ivory Black and White. I know! It’s been quite interesting not having blue on my palette. So to compensate, this scene is at sunset! That works for me. I’m also using palette knives as much as possible to give nice juicy texture. There will be cypress trees to the right of the house and I’m thinking a vineyard in the foreground. Originally I under-layed the composition with a thin wash of “tube” green just to give me bearings as to where everything should be. You can see in the trees that I started working on to the left, how nice and true to life mixing your own greens can be, instead of using tube greens. I’ll be working on this for a while and will keep you posted as I progress!
I love decorating for the fall and I think my miniature oil paintings make great subjects for themes to decorate with. This 4″x4″ oil on canvas titled “Leaves on the Driveway” works well with fall leaves and corn cobs.
Here’s a closer view of this little painting:
It was painted entirely with a palette knife and has great texture and lots of juicy color! What’s your favorite way to decorate for fall? Do you use fine art as part of your decor? Hit me with some comments and lets strike up a convo!
Don’t you just love the change of seasons? Fall is on the way as summer slowly winds down. The temps are getting cooler and there’s a chill in the morning. I even see trees beginning to change color! Fall is my favorite time of year. Here’s a little painting to set the tone. A 6″x6″ oil on panel ~
“Pears” is painted on 8″x8″x2″ gallery wrapped canvas, and depicts three beautiful pears just as they are beginning to ripen. I find the shape of pears to be intriguing and feminine. There are so many subtle colors in a pear and the taste is the best part! How do you like your pears? Chocolate drizzled, or with whipped cream? Ice cream covered or poached in a wine sauce? I like them just as they are. 🙂
Luscious and full of vibrant texture, “Pears” is a palette knife painting on 4″x4″ gallery wrapped canvas. Perfect for small spaces and a great addition to any kitchen decor! I love all the colors in this painting and the photo just doesn’t do it justice!
“Gravy Boat” original oil on panel, reminds us of family dinners,
when someone always says, “Please pass the gravy!”
I know, because I’m one of those folks who love gravy!
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Sunsets sometimes remind me of candy! I love it when the lake mirrors those candy colors in the clouds. This painting may be tiny but it packs a lot of vibrant color.
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This little painting, entitled, “Blue Flower Teapot”, is a companion piece to “Tea Time” and “Who Spilled the Cream” paintings, previously posted on my blog. It’s 4″x4″ painted in oils on gallery wrapped canvas. (The Tamarack Mountain Studio watermark is not on the painting.) All mini paintings are on sale! Up to 50% off plus free shipping!
Tea Time with yellow cake and Earl Grey tea. Yum! Oil on 8″x8″ gallery wrapped box canvas.
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“Who spilled the cream?” is painted in oil on gallery wrapped box canvas. I really enjoy still life work when it’s not plein air season. We’re still having lots of rain, so while I wait for the weather to change I keep busy painting other subjects. Small paintings allow me to paint more, whereas large paintings take a lot of time. The smaller the painting, the more the detail, bringing the viewer into the piece. I like that. 👍🏻😊