I finished this one today, it has taken a couple of hours a day over 6 days to complete, I am quite happy with how it has turned out, its the first time I have painted a lot of marbles together and I am looking forward to paint some more.
I lowered my still life stack down for this one, I usually have it quite high up so the fruit is almost at eye level to me, but I liked the shape of the shadow that the pear made so to see more of it, it came down a box or two.
I missed posting last night as my Internet connection was down, I have another two small buy it now paintings available on ebay, one is a Pear and one a Clementine both are with a free display easel, but they are also suitable for framing, I always make sure to leave enough space around the edges.
I had to paint a clementine again today, I love the colour of them. The leaves have started to shrivel up a bit now, but they have curled into nice shapes. I will have some small 10cm sq. Clementine paintings available in the next few days.
A pair of pears for today, I have so much fruit at the moment it was a job to decide what to paint today. My stack of boxes and books with a board on top was stacked high for this one as I liked the stalk hanging over the edge.
15 x 15 cm Oil on canvas board
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Here is the second of my pool ball paintings, as this one is a bit larger than the first one, I took quite a while longer to paint it in more detail, and getting the tone of the white spot took a lot of squinting! the main lighting was from the window, it was quite a bright day for a change, but the white also picked up the green of the cloth and a yellow tinge from the ceiling light. I used burnt sienna and ultramarine for the grey tones with a touch of the green mix from the cloth and yellow ochre. I am very happy with how it has turned out and am looking forward to the next ball!
I had this great Clementine for today's painting. I bought five of them as they had the leaves on them, but I thought this one looked great on its own.
I am quite glad I had to go to the dentist yesterday, its in a different town to where I live and the supermarket is bigger and has more variety of fruit and veg, so I was very happy to find these Clementines.
This is my first daily painting of 2012! I bought the little silver cup off ebay last year, but this is the first time I have painted it I think.
I have found it very hard to get back into a routine of painting after Christmas, hopefully I shall be back on form from now on. I got some lovely looking fruit today, but I am also enjoying painting my new shiny pool balls and a few other things will be coming up this year.
I know it's a bit late, but Happy New Year! I had not intended to take such a long break from the daily paintings, things just kept cropping up and I have been working on some new and quite different works for me. Here is one I have just finished.
10 x 10cm Oil on canvas board Click here to bid
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I will be posting my latest daily fruity painting #135 later on tonight.