Saudade

    Here is a bit of an explanation of the title (and yes I’ve pulled this from Wikipedia, they summarize it far better than I could) Saudade is similar but not equal to nostalgia, a word that also exists in Portuguese. In the book In Portugal of 1912, A. F. G. Bell writes: The…

Abstraction – Detail

My first self – portrait, it’s been a long time coming but now I have finally done it. Here is a detail crop of the face area, full painting will be uploaded soon, but for now I thought I would share this with you all. Oddly most of the time I have difficulty remembering my…

Cognizant Frailty

A piece I finished a bit ago, kept forgetting to post it. Started out as a color/limited palette study, ended up finishing it anyways. I was working with only four colors, it was definitely a challenge but I am glad I stuck with it. It’s hard  to get across in the picture the subtle range…

Lisianthus

This painting caused a lot of grief. It was nearly finished when a wee house elf decided to add they’re own improvments. A whole palettes  worth of paint smeared all down the middle, I  couldn’t  believe my eyes when I walked into the studio, my floral had turned into a Jackson Pollock! Cleaning it was…

‘PEACHES’ , in progress

The first photo you can see my still life setup, not very sophisticated,  but I ended up being very pleased with the outcome. Second photo is the little color study I did beforehand. Natural light can be finicky to work with, and the peaches were ripening and going past ripe in a very short amount…

Plums

A new favorite of mine.

Sneaky Sweets

I should have posted this way earlier, been so busy. This was an experiment, I had been wondering if the reason my photos never turn out nicely is because my paintings tend to be very dark. So with this one I kept things a bit lighter to try and see if it would photograph better. Nope, no…

Pink and Green -updated

  Better photo of the finished piece. There is still a bit of a glare on the shadowed side, but it’s less distracting than in the other photo.