Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back to Italy...

Finally some good landscape paintings are coming out of my trip (last year!) to Italy. I had been having a lot of trouble with these and one painting (Terrevecchia) I did 3-4 times and it just got worse and worse. I was tightening up something fierce, so the Master Class in Philly really helped get me unstuck with oil painting and the bad habits I was forming. I'm extremely pleased with the looseness and brush work in these paintings and look forward to continuing with this and most of all desperate to get back to Italy!

Still lifes!

And now for some new Still Lifes (and no it's not Still Lives, altho that would make an interesting body of work!). I honestly can't remember the last time I did still life painting, one of the reasons for not doing them is while enjoy other still life paintings I just don't want to do the usual subjects. That being said it I want a still life that is an accidental combination of objects and have been keeping a close eye on my kitchen counter. And as you will see other things caught my eye...stay tuned more coming!