Posts Tagged ‘metal bucket’


Bucket of Blossoms

May 30, 2018

Bucket of Blossoms – Oil on Canvas – 12″ x 16″

A scene from a summer plein air expedition was my inspiration. That display was a bucket suspended from and old metal headboard in a garden. The bucket contained a few very small flowers, or perhaps they were weeds. Anyway, they were small, scraggly and a bit unappealing. It was also very shaded.

I decided to use this idea and instead of the metal headboard, I opted to place the bucket on an old wooden fence. I used a small plein air study to work in the flowers. Added the bright  sunshine too.



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.


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.



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.