Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pink Roses (no.48)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite

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These were sitting on our table at our favorite Thai restaurant and I decided to steal them with my iphone.  I'm a sucker for extreme light or dark in images, when the object is as close to black or white as possible with just a hint of color, so the barely pink flowers with the strong overhead restaurant bulbs lightening them even more appealed to me.  I also couldn't wait to paint the vase.  This is my first attempt at flowers ever and I hope it didn't come out too...flowery?  I guess I didn't want it to be too sentimental and fall into cliche, but even if it did, I had fun and learned a lot from painting it. 


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):    



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Izzy (no.47)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel

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My enormous cat Izzy (AKA Lady Tubbington AKA Queen Eatsalot) situated in her regular lounging area in the kitchen, probably thinking about food.  Before you call the ASPCA on me, I assure you that I've visited a vet recently and this is not my fault...she is just naturally "big boned".  She is on a strict diet despite her constant whining for meals every hour of the day and we've actually placed her food bowl at the bottom of the stairs to force her into exercising.  No noticeable difference yet.  Also I actually attempted to make her smaller here so her figure didn't look cartoonish and exaggerated, but to no avail.  The other day she tried to get through a gate in the house and got her head stuck between the bars.  She is truly like the Chris Farley of cats when it comes to physical comedy.  When she's not annoying the hell of you with her non-stop whining and grumbling to herself for reasons unknown, she is the sweetest most affectionate cat you will ever meet.


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):



 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Aquinnah Shop (no.45)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel

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Look familiar?  Obviously taken from the same area as the last painting "aquinnah shade".  I felt an even stronger engulfing landscape "wyeth effect" from this composition.  On the right is one of the small gift shops lining the path along the hilltop.  Fun fact: the barely noticeable tree between the left side of the shop and the bottom most part of the hill is from an earlier painting "Ocean Tree at Clay Cliffs of Aquinnah (no.12)"   


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):

 

 



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Aquinna Shed Timelapse


Aquinna Shade, Martha's Vineyard, MA (no.44)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite

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This is another shot taken from my Martha's Vineyard trip last summer.  I loved the fiery look of this beach tree and the massive shadow it cast onto the field.  I also love when the vantage point of a landscape painting or photograph is really low to the ground as it gives the viewer the effect that are actually entrenched in the environment (at least that's what I was going for).  Andrew Wyeth is a perfect example of one who used this effect frequently; many of his horizon lines where barely an inch from the top of the painting making for very little sky and a lot of sweeping terrain. 


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):