I managed to make four paintings over the half term holidays - I had to stay up late to do them, and because my kids happened to be not sleeping too well I found I just couldn't keep going for the whole week! Also I didn't get time to update my blog, just facebook and instagram.
6x4" oil painting on panel 'Blue Jug with Clementine' (available from Newbloodart)
I'm still trying out the possibilities that I can create with my shadow box. I like the incredible amount of shine this set up created, and the diagonal shadow in the background. It was good to work with a light coloured background for a change after all the dark paintings I've been working on.
3x3" oil painting on primed card 'Lemon Slice' available from Etsy
4x3" oil painting on primed card 'Green Marble' (available from Etsy)
Above is the set up for my final painting of the week. There is something very theatrical about the overhead lighting in my shadow box, combined with the black fabric. The jar of heartsease reminds me of a dancer waiting in the wings.
The intensity of the light really makes the petals glow, and I like the way it picks out the leaves within the jar.
6x4" oil on panel 'Heartsease'
I am a realist painter, working in oils, painting landscape and still life.