I’m proud to announced that I am one of twenty artists selected for this show held at the Kennedy Gallery in midtown Sacramento. As one of the twenty artists, we had to produced 25-8 x 8 inch paintings of a chosen theme.
Below are six of the 25 paintings that I had started in January. My theme is still life in cold wax and oils. I wanted to work in cold wax for its translucency. I found that I became more abstract with the background, that I’m freer to put in mark making and to create stencils for texture. I hope to continued working in cold wax.
The preview will be this Thursday from noon to 8 pm. The exhibit will run through May to July 4th.
A commission for a Ginger Jar. This was a bit of a challenge because of the detailed design on the jar. But I found a brush, Silver Bristlon Round 0 that worked perfectly with fine details. My main objective in this painting was to created feeling of roundness, protruding out of the canvas.
During these times in quarantine, I found these paintings done in 2015. They are now on sale for $45 each on Etsy. These are small paintings varying from 5 x 7 to 6 x 8 inches oil on canvas panels. There’s even a square painting at 6 x 6 inches. Great for the kitchen decor.
Bell Peppers and Carrots, 6 x 8 in. oil on canvas panel
China Bowls with Cherries, 6 x 6 in. oil on canvas panel
Fallen Iris, 5 x 7 in. oil on canvas panel
Grapes, 5 x 7 in. oil on canvas panel
Strawberries and Blueberries, 6 x 8 in. oil on canvas panel
I love painting from the top view. I found that slicing up the fruits have very interesting textures. Especially grapefruits, oranges, lemons and avocados. Their symmetrical and circular shapes make interesting compositions.