I'm back painting after a few days off, we have family visiting at the moment so I do have a good excuse for having a brake. So here is Lemon with cherries. I am painting another Lemon and lime tomorrow.
I missed my first weekday daily painting yesterday as I went to my nephew's 7th birthday party for some cake! back to painting today and some more cherries, this is the first time I have put them with a lime, They look good together but I did google if they go together taste wise, there are quite a few recipes for lime with cherry and a few cocktails.
I think I will do lemon with cherries for tomorrow.
It has been one of those days! I got this painting done earlier today but almost forgot about this blog, so I've taken a break from gessoing canvas boards to post this. A Granny Smith apple and a cherry for today. I can hardly believe i have got to No. 60 already, and almost all with fruit, I have never before eaten so much of the stuff, healthy though I suppose, There are still a few fruit I haven't painted yet, mostly the ones I don't like to eat.
I think I may paint my new silver cup for tomorrow with some cherries.
Here is another painting of one of my favourite fruits to paint, Cherries. I have a pair of these great little hammered silver bon-bon dishes, I got them off ebay last week, I also got a small silver 1/4 pint cup that I will paint soon. I have done very few painting of shiny objects, so I am enjoying the new challenges they bring.
Another Forelle Pear for today's painting, with Blackcurrants this time, the Blackcurrants are from our garden, we only have three blackcurrant bushes but they have produced a mass of fruit this year, I hope to get a least one more painting of them done before they finish.
I really enjoy painting these Forelle Pears, I did the background this blue grey for a change, I think it works well. I will also be entering this one to this weeks daily painting challenge, on Dailypaintworks .com this weeks challenge is the colour of music, and you have to name the song, so this is for Lean on Me by Bill Withers.
Tomorrows painting will have another pear I think.
As I had a whole punnet of Strawberries I thought I had better paint them again today, I think we have a second crop growing in the garden but they are not ready yet, so these are from the shops. I also got some more Forelle pears today, so they will feature again in the next day or so.
I have been wanting do do a Sweet and Sour for a while, so here it is. Lemon and Strawberry, I actually enjoy painting lemons now, when I first started oil painting yellow things were avoided, but how things change with practice. More Strawberries for tomorrow I think, maybe a trio..
Here is my painting for the weekly challenge on Dailypaintworks.com. the challenge was to paint something with a reflection. The tankard is my Mums christening cup, and its shape makes great reflections. I am now a member of Dailypaintworks.com so I have put this painting on their auction site. Uk bidders can just as easily bid as on ebay, only its listed in Dollars.
I don't usually do a daily painting on a Saturday, instead I gesso a load of boards ready for the next week. I think the next few will have Strawberries in them and another Lemon.
Some more Grapes for today's painting, this time with half an Avocado, the other half of it is out of view but it was propping this side up. I have to be fairly quick painting Avocados as they discolour so quickly, I smothered this half in lemon juice and it was ok.
Today I have also been working on a painting for this weeks challenge from Dailypaintworks.com, the challenge is to paint something with reflections, I am painting a silver goblet with plums. I will post a pic asap.
I can't believe I am up to No. 50 already! Today's painting was another first for me, I have never painted a Cantaloupe, or any other Melon before, but I chose this melon because of its great colour and the pinky red of the Raspberry looked great together. Not sure yet what to paint for 51, it may be grapes.
This is my first ever go at painting Apricots, I was going to get a punnet of them the other week, but they were so expensive in Tesco I put it off, then my Mum came home with these three from Edwin's butchers, three is just enough for me to paint, so thanks Mum! I might just get one more painting done with them before they get eaten.
Another Apple for today, this time with some plums, I was glad the stalks stayed on the plums long enough to paint them, they usually fall of by the time I get them home, This photo is a bit duller than the actual painting, the reds are a lot brighter, but it was chucking it down with rain and very gloomy when I took the photo.
Lemons seem to be the most popular of my fruity paintings at the moment, so here is another one. I think I will be painting red fruit tomorrow, to add a bit more bright colour into this weeks ebay listings.
Granny Smith Apple again for today, we are still picking lots of Raspberries every day at the moment, so they had to feature in this one. My ebay listings are looking a bit green for the last four days, so not decided yet what to paint for tomorrow's painting, I have some plums, grapes and a melon from the shops and raspberries and blackcurrants from the garden, I will google some fruity combinations later to see what will go well together, I have found all sorts of recipes for various fruit combos!
This is my first Apple to feature in a daily painting, and also the first time for Blackcurrants. I don't like using black paint much except for backgrounds, the blackcurrants were painted with a mix of ultramarine blue and burnt sienna with just a touch of red mixed in a few. The Apple is a Granny Smith. My white cloth needs a good wash after this painting as the blackcurrants leaked a bit of juice onto it.
I think this will be the last Packham Pear for a while, I have painted them a few times lately. I haven't done many paintings with grapes, so they will be showing up again soon, I think I might do Apple and Blackcurrants tomorrow, as we have a fridge full of them!
Another pair of pears for today's painting. I lowered the height of my still life set up for this one, so I could get a better view of both pears, pears are one of my favourite fruits to paint and eat.
The Blackcurrants are now ready in the garden, so they will be making their first appearance in a daily painting very soon.
Another Lemon for today's painting. I am getting more confident painting lemons, as I have said before, my first few lemon paintings I found quite a challenge, its getting the yellow colour right in the shadows that I had a problem with. This was my first go at Lemon halves, I've done wedges before but they didn't have all the segments. I am very happy with how this one turned out.
Lots more fruit coming up, I bought Grapes, red and green ones, plums and a cantaloupe melon today.