Thursday, September 23, 2010

Canning Jars - Day 5 - In Progress

Oil on canvas, 20x20 -- In Progress

After a bit of a hiatus (e.g., a sick puppy, lack of motivation, family  commitments), I finally picked up a paintbrush today.  I'm attempting to give the fruits and veggies more depth.  I've changed the angle of light as well.  Highlights are still a couple of days away....

Friday, September 17, 2010

Canning Jars - Progress - Day 4

The baby corn has been delivered! Lots more work is necessary, but you get the idea. The lids had some color and detail as well. Background and shadows as well as highlights and details for each jar are still necessary. Time to walk away--too much fussing right now will "muddy" my work.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Canning Jars - Progress - Day 3

More details are beginning to appear. I'm playing with the background. (Longtime followers know the agony I experience with this part of the process!) Still need to tackle those lids and the baby corn....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Canning Jars - Progress - Day 2

The "innards" of the jars are starting to form (from left to right): pickles, peaches, plum jam, tomatoes, and baby corn. My angles/spheres look a bit off. Corrections are forthcoming....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Canning Jars - Progress - Day 1

I am trying to be a little more diligent in "recording" my progress with my larger paintings (since I've done so few).
Canned foods are commonplace in rural Texas. I've actually tried my hand at canning and have made such delectable goodies as spiced pears, loquat jam, tomato sauce, fig preserves, strawberry jam, dill pickles, and apple jelly. They look like glistening jewels inside those glass jars! Now, it is time to immortalize them in art. Stay tuned....

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Chuckwagon Salsa - Final

Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas, 20x20--Available
My masterpiece! I can't begin to describe how pleased I am with this painting! If no one purchases it, this work of art will look amazing in my farmhouse kitchen. Win, win.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chuckwagon Salsa - In Progress

Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas, 20x20--In progress
Progress photo #2. I need to "walk away" at this stage. Too much fussing with the oils will muddy some of the vivid colors I've achieved. Tomorrow is another story....