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Still Life (Match pack)

21 Nov



I am planning on posting some still life illustrations of very simple, everyday kinds of things.  When I see this it evokes strong memories for me.  My Mom’s father always smoked a pipe and the aroma of the pipe smoke was admittedly very pleasant.  I can remember my grandpa’s hands pulling a match from the pack and then striking the match on the little strip and then lighting his pipe, puffing and drawing to get the tobacco lit just right.  Though I smoked for a stint, I have been successfully smoke free for a couple years now and am not an advocate of smoking.  But I am greatly drawn to images that connect me to my story, and this is one of them.



3 Nov



So this painting abounds with imperfections, as is consistent with all my work.  So this was kind of a study in shadow and light and perspective.  I wanted to paint the candle/stand from a kind of close-up perspective in relation to the doorway/entry.  I tried to tone down the brightness of light emerging from the adjacent room.  I really enjoy experimenting with things I’m not very proficient at.  I love learning how things work and how to create certain types of effects with a paint brush.  Painting is so fascinating to me.  There is so much to it, how could you ever suffer boredom as a painter?  Creative block, lack of inspiration for sure but never boredom there is always something new to learn or new ways of growing and improving.

Still Life: Daisies

12 Oct


Yellow is a happy color and daisies evoke happiness too.  This painting just makes me feel good.

Still Life: wine bottle

11 Oct


A still life.

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