Pence Art Auction

The Pence Art Auction is starting their online bidding today and ends September 24th. The gala is held that night from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. It’s fundraiser for the Pence Gallery. I had submitted my painting of grapefruit and avocado halves that I had painted a few years ago and now needs a new home.

The Pence Gallery is located in Davis at 212 D Street. They are open on Tuesday through Sunday from 11:30 am through 5:00 pm.

Avocado and Grapefruits Halves, 2018, 8 x 8 inches oil on stretched canvas

Three of a kind

Last year I had done 25 paintings of fruits in cold wax and oils for an exhibit in Sacramento. The three below paintings were further exploration using cold wax and oils. I love the textural quality that it produces. Somehow I feel I can be more abstract.

These paintings are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

Painting Pears

I’m back to painting still life, fruits to be exact. Fruits were my first subject matter when I wanted to tackle oils. But getting back into them is like visiting an old friend. Besides I was requested via Etsy to paint more fruit paintings.

“Brown and Green Pears” was worked on with oils and cold wax. I was able to applied a bit of collage in the background. I hope to paint more paintings with oils and cold wax to create the translucent look.

Brown and Green Pears, 8 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

“Chinese Whiskey Jar and Asian Pear” was painted strictly with oils but I used a palette knife towards the end. There is something expressive that happens when I use the palette knife for accents.

Chinese Whiskey Jar with Asian Pear, 8 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel