Posts Tagged ‘apples’

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Apples and Marble Jar / Boone Outbuilding

March 16, 2018

Apples and Marble Jar – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

Rebuilding inventory of these small paintings. The galleries do well with these as point-of-purchase displays. Both of these were started as demonstrations for my Oil painting students. The barns were gleaned from a watercolor painting created a few years ago. The jar with the marbles was a fun find when I was at an antique mall looking for something else.

Now, to finish a few more of these before I make a delivery in a couple weeks to a gallery preparing for the summer season.

Boone Outbuilding – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

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Reflections

February 28, 2018

Reflections – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8″ x 6″

Started for my oil students. Always fun to play with reflections off of this metal bowl. Fun to watch the students tackle this. They learn a lot about reflections, refractions, colors, and shadows. Sometimes I get into trouble because I forget to clean this bowl and return it to our kitchen cabinets (do not interfere with the wife’s cooking routine).

Used this same set up for my advanced watercolor group. Fun and interesting to see the differences based upon the choice of medium.

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September Apples

December 5, 2017

September Apples – Oil on Linen Panel – 12″ x 9″

I host a class called Open Studio. It is a combination of painters in oils and acrylics. Every week I offer an option of a still life set up (live) or a landscape (photo resource). The first week of class, following a brief discussion concerning the format of the class, I begin a painting to help the students understand how to start their paintings.

Most times, the start is good enough to help my students feel comfortable and eager to start their own paintings. Usually, by the time I get home, I wipe off  the start and save the canvas for another day. This day however, the start was good enough to keep me working it through most the class. It needed a couple minor tweaks back at the studio. Good enough that one of the galleries has requested a consignment to sell the work.

 

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Milk Bottles and Company

November 6, 2017

Milk Bottles and Company – Oil on Canvas Panel – 16″ x 8″

Created this work for a gallery that had a client interested in a work of this dimension. Took it as a challenge. Came up with this design. Had fun painting it. Although the client appeared to have interest in the digital image sent to the gallery,  they decided that this painting would not meet their needs. Oh well, it was a fun painting.

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Gallons of Galas

June 25, 2017

Gallons of Galas – Oil on Canvas – 11″ x 14″

Started as an example for my Saturday morning students. The reference photo is this bucket of apples sitting on a deck. I used this reference to cover three aspects of design.

First, cropping the photo to create a more dynamic composition. Second, to remove/replace objects which do not aid or enhance the focal point (the redwood stained planks of the deck were a distraction and did nothing to augment the bucket of apples). And finally, utilize a complimentary color to enhance interest in the red apples. Love the result.

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Apples on Bucket

November 24, 2016
Apples on Bucket - Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Apples on Bucket – Oil on Oil Primed Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

Happy Thanksgiving. Be thankful for all that you have because all that you have may be somebody’s fantasy.

For the next few weeks, I will be posting images of paintings available from my studio on a Facebook site – “Tom Linden Fine Art”. This may aid Christmas gift ideas.

 

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Bucket o’ Apples

October 23, 2016
Bucket o' Apples - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6" x 8"

Bucket o’ Apples – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6″ x 8″

Playing around with small paintings for my galleries to utilize in point-of-purchase displays during the upcoming holiday shopping season.