Ginger Jar Commission

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.

Ginger Jar 2020
Ginger Jar, 6 x 4 inches oil on stretched canvas by Marlene Lee

 

2015 Paintings on Sale

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.

Grapefruit and Lemon Halves

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.

Grapefruit and Lemons Halves_ocp_ 8x8_2018
Grapefruit and Lemon Halves 2018, oil on canvas panel, 8 x 8 inches by Marlene Lee

Tangerine on a White Cloth

This painting was done strictly using palette knife. I found that I can’t render so much but have to consider what color to use before actually applying it on the canvas.

Orange on a White Cloth
Tangerine on a White Cloth, 10 x 8 inches, oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

Pumpkins Paintings

These paintings of pumpkins were painted around 2013. Recently someone bought one of them. I had completed forgotten they were around and thought I had destroyed them.

Four Pumpkins in a Row
Four Pumpkins in a Row, 6 x 12 x 3/4 inches, oil on stretched canvas

Pumpkin with Top Off
Pumpkin with Sliced Off Top, 8 x 10 x 3/4 inches oil on stretched canvas

Pumpkin with Sliced Top
Pumpkin Top Off, 8 x 10 x 3/4 inches oil on stretched canvas