Posts Tagged ‘daisies’

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Farmers Market Find

May 9, 2018

Farmers Market Find -Oil on Canvas Panel – 10″ x 8″

While on vacation in Door County, my wife visited a local farmers market. In addition to some tasty food items, Helen decided to purchase a small bouquet of flowers. We borrowed a Mason jar from the manager of our cottage. I couldn’t resist painting this. Unfortunately, I was not able to finish the set up alla prima. The mostly finished painting sat in my studio for a few months. Recently, after completing a painting, I had a couple hours left in the afternoon. I pulled out the panel and completed this painting.

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Chianti and Cronies

April 25, 2018

Chianti and Cronies – Oil on Canvas – 24″ x 18″

I started with the idea of putting the Chianti bottle, glass of wine (or, in this case, Cranberry juice) and grapes together for a still life. It needed something more. A stronger vertical could be had with a candle. I had to dig through a few boxes of props to find this candlestick holder. It needed more. I played with the tablecloth to get this play of folds. I liked it and was ready to start when my wife intervened. Helen felt that the set up needed something on the left side. In came the small blue vase and flowers. Challenge after challenge to complete this work in time to deliver to a gallery for the start of their season.