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Peaches from the farmer’s market!

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Roses from my garden

The shadow at the bottom is not in the painting–that must be my hand holding the camera!

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Daffodils

I am very happy with these daffodils!

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Garden hydrangeas.

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Abraham Darby – first try

I guess painting roses from my garden is pretty near the perfect combination of hobbies!  I am in awe of great flower painters….and so I’m not terribly happy with my own results, but I figure it’s early days yet and … Continue reading

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Garden Roses

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Coventry Patmore again (after Sargent)

This guy again!  This is my third try with this fellow.  I just adore his face.  This is a lot more like the original by John Singer Sargent than the version a couple posts down, which was my first try.  … Continue reading

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Daffodils

I usually paint with a setup in a box with a controlled light source, and for this I just set it up next to a window, so as the sun went behind clouds the shadows changed.  Aargh!  Oh well.  I … Continue reading

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Onion and Garlic for Lesa

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Corks and Grapes

I am so happy with this one!  Grapes are really fun to paint, and I love the allusion to wine that the corks bring in.

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Grapes and Glass

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A study inspired by…

I fell in love with the wine bottle still life paintings of Erling Steen.  So clean, so balanced, so boiled down to the essence.  I decided to use one of his simple setups and see if I could copy it.  … Continue reading

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Wrestling Matches with Spheres

In painting class we are working on spheres.  After almost three years of classes I am still struggling with basic things like the shadow side of a sphere-shaped object, so it’s nice that Jennifer came up with some exercises to … Continue reading

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Oranges on Flow Blue Plate

My painting class is on hiatus for the summer so I want to take the opportunity to do a bunch of simple setups and concentrate on working on some basic issues.  Painting is SO hard.  Even though I like this … Continue reading

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