Tuesday, December 13, 2016

30. Courtesy of "Papá"


Courtesy of "Papá"

6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

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My mom had mentioned to me that at one of the schools where my niece played soccer, 
there were some nice persimmons in someone's backyard that hung over the school fence. 
They weren't quite ripe yet but she said the next time they went back, her and my dad would cut 
some for me for my stillife paintings. A few weeks later they provided some beautiful persimmons 
on branches with plenty of leaves. Apparently other folks had noticed them too and my mom told 
me my dad had to jump to get these because there were no longer any low hanging fruit, thus 
the title "Courtesy of Papá (Papá is Spanish for "Dad".) I loved the colors in these persimmons, beautiful oranges with a hint of red! Thanks Papá!

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Friday, November 11, 2016

29. Fresno State Pomegranate


"Fresno State Pomegranate"
6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

This pomegranate is from the Fresno State orchards. My mom was the one who noticed the orchards. She suggested that we ask at the Fresno State store, where all their great produce, wine and other products are sold, if we could pick a few. I explained to the store assistant manager that I was an artist, worked from life and would love to have some pomegranates with branches and leaves attached. He kindly referred me to the super nice folks at the Fresno State Agricultural Operations Department and within a couple of days I had some beautiful pomegranates with branches and leaves! A big thank you to the folks at Fresno State! 


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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

28. My Close-up


"My Close-up"
6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

Another find from Walter's home orchard. I was surprised at how long 
the leaves stayed "fresh" looking. The pear, unfortunately, was no longer
edible by the time I finished the painting!

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

27. Inside Out, Walter's Figs


"Inside Out, Walter's Figs"
6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

I had to do one more rendition of the figs from Walter's home orchard. 
I couldn't resist rendering a version with a fig sliced in half, I just loved that shade of 
yellow green surrounding the inner part of the fruit. I still haven't tried one!


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Thursday, July 28, 2016

26. Figs From Walter's Orchard


Figs from Walter's Orchard
6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

A friend of mine took me to her friend's home orchard, what a treasure trove of summer fruit for my paintings! I had my pick of peaches, plums, pears, limes, figs and nectarines to name a few. What a wonderful resource for me as it's impossible to find most fruit with any leaves or branches still attached. Those elements can add so much to the painting. I think figs are so beautiful but I've never actually eaten one except for some fig jam I tried once. I thought the jam had a really "gritty" texture to it and haven't tried a fig since then! However I do like fig newtons : )

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

25. Cherry Season


Cherry Season
6 x 6 Inches
Oil On Gesso Board

These cherries from the grocery store were delicious. 
The size and colors of the cherries were so nice I set a few aside
for this painting. These were easy to eat but not so easy to paint!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

24. More Than A Pair


More Than A Pair
6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

I couldn't resist this title : )
More of the lovely Bosc Pears from the grocery store.


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

23. The Graceful One


The Graceful One
6 x 6 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

I never tire of painting pears, the graceful lines, the texture,
the luminous colors and their beautiful shapes. When I saw
this one at the grocery store I couldn't resist!


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Sunday, March 6, 2016

22. Valley Views


Valley Views
9 x 12 Inches
Oil on Canvas Board

Thanks to El Nino the wildflowers in the foothills are abundant this year.
I thought I would try my hand at capturing this scene from a recent
drive in the foothills. I would have preferred to work in "plein aire" but 
working from a photograph will have to do this time.


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Sunday, February 21, 2016

21. Satsuma Mandarin II


Satsuma Mandarin II
7 x 5 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

Another lovely mandarin from the grocery store. I don't think I would ever
tire of painting these beautiful little fruits with their graceful leaves.
I'm really happy with how the oranges in the mandarin pop against this 
color background, I'm thinking some lemons would look great with this
background color also.


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Saturday, February 13, 2016

20. Satsuma Mandarin I


Satsuma Mandarin I
5 x 7 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

I'm always happy to see fruit at the grocery store with stems and
leaves still attached. There was quite a selection to choose from 
and on the plus side, my son happens to love these mandarins so 
it's ok if I purchase more than a few to try out!


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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

19. My Neighbors Bounty III


My Neighbors Bounty III
6 x 6 Inches
Oil On Gesso Board

Yet another lovely lemon from my neighbors tree.


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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

18. My Neighbors Bounty II


My Neighbors Bounty II
5 x 7 Inches
Oil on Gesso Board

My neighbor has two lemon trees right next to each other and they both overflow over 
the fence and into my backyard. For some reason one of them doesn't do too well, the lemons 
are small and sparse on the branches. Meanwhile the other tree is brimming over with lots 
and lots of beautiful lemons. Thanks to my neighbors generosity, not only do I have plenty 
to choose from for a still life painting but we'll also be enjoying lemon chicken, 
lemon pound cake, lemon cookies, freshly squeezed lemonade and so on...

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