Tuesday, November 30, 2010

White Rose - SOLD

"White Rose", 14 x 11 In, Oil on Museum Board
Still life painting is a challenge for me--deciding what to paint, how to set it up, all the gear required in the studio to get a good set up and good lighting. I have two big skylights but natural lighting is hard to come by in the Pacific Northwest during the dark months. So I use really big pieces of foam core to create a box around my table for the set-up, which works pretty well until my cat comes in and bats the foam core around because he's hungry. Everything about still life for me is experimental.


  1. Love the warmth of this lovely painting. Nice and loose!

  2. I love the way you do still life. They are soft (and I think I really mean loose, but perhaps I mean soft focus) and the colors are delicious. I love the way you paint roses, lots of planes, it looks so simple, but I know it isn't!

    I agree that painting outside is much more fun, but these are beautiful too. Looking forward to the next one.

  3. Beautiful warm, soft, muted palette. The white rose makes a lovely focal point.

  4. Thank you all for your comments! Still lifes are such an interesting challenge--