Archive for the ‘Still Life’ Category

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Milk Bottle and Blossoms

June 30, 2017

Milk Bottle and Blossoms – Oil on Canvas – 10″ x 8″

Last winter, we had a Saturday morning with nothing pressing. My spring classes were scheduled to start the next Saturday. This was a last open Saturday for a few months. We decided to visit an antiques mall near the state line. We had never been there before, but my son had written an article about the business for The Northwest Quarterly, so we decided to give a look.

Neat, clean, organized – not exactly what I was expecting. Nostalgia hit. We were constantly finding items which reminded us of such items owned by relatives or neighbors from our childhood.

Then the artists eye started to kick in. I began to see items for the interesting still life element which could be useful. I came across a couple old milk bottles and a small Mason jar of marbles and made a purchase. While the jar with marbles is yet to be utilized, I placed some artificial flowers in the small milk bottle and created this painting.

Soon after posting the images on Facebook (Tom Linden Fine Art), I was contacted by one of the galleries which represent my work. It has recently been delivered to the gallery (Rivers End Gallery) and should find a new home soon, I hope.

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Sunflower Study, Pitcher and Pears, and Candles

May 9, 2017

Sunflower Study November 19 – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

These are three of the paintings I created as demonstrations for my Saturday Oil painting class. We are all working from the same set up. I work on my paintings for a few, approximately fifteen, minutes, then take a break to move around and assist students with their works. As they take a break from their work to check out my progress, some interesting conversations and lessons get quick discussion. My students seem to thrive on appreciation of the differences in our approaches.

Pitcher and Pears December 3 – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

Candles for Christmas 2016 – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

 

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Fall 2016 – Studies for Oil Class

December 26, 2016
Sunflower Study November 19 - Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel - 8" x 6"

Sunflower Study November 19 – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

I host an oil painting class on Saturday mornings. To help students, I start paintings along with them in order to help the students be comfortable with the early stages (and foibles) of the rough sketch and block in stages to their works. After the basics are in place, I move around to help the students get their works “on track” and feel more comfortable and content with their efforts. Often, my ‘starts” get wiped off of the canvas panels once I get home. Occasionally, my starts are encouraging and exciting enough that I will finish the works either in class or once I gt back to my studio. These are four of the works which received the nod this past semester.

Pitcher and Pears December 3 - Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel - 8" x 6"

Pitcher and Pears December 3 – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

Candles for Christmas 2016 - Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel - 8" x 6"

Candles for Christmas 2016 – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

Package and Ornaments December 17 - Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Package and Ornaments December 17 – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

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Pumpkins

December 15, 2016
Pumpkins 2 - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Pumpkins 2 – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

A small oil painting created from a watercolor study.

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Tomato Harvest

October 6, 2016
Tomato Harvest - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Tomato Harvest – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

Did this about two months ago after we got the first harvest of tomatoes this season. Rainy day made going out difficult. Set this bowl of tomatoes near the easel and got the paint moving.  Fun to play with the effects of the striped towel reflected in the metal bowl.

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2016 Rockford Fall ArtScene

October 4, 2016

All set up and ready for this weekends Rockford Fall ArtScene. Friday October 7 (5-10pm) and Saturday October 8 (4-9pm). We will be at Bennie’s 126 N. 1st Street.

Framed 6" x 8" Oil Paintings on Canvas Panels.

Framed 6″ x 8″ Oil Paintings on Canvas Panels.

 

Selection includes Plein Air as well as studio works

Selection includes Plein Air as well as studio works

 

Dozens of smaller unframed works ranging from 6" x 8" up to 12" x 16"

Dozens of smaller unframed works ranging from 6″ x 8″ up to 12″ x 16″

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Merry Christmas 2015

December 24, 2015
Christmas 2015; Oil on Canvas 10" x 8"

Christmas 2015; Oil on Canvas 10″ x 8″

Merry Christmas to all the followers of this Blog. Thank you.