Tag: orange

Oranges on Stone (2014)

Oranges on Stone (2014)

A quick study of two oranges resting on the edge of a stone slab. Throughout the session I kept wanting to stop and scoff both of them up. The studio was filled with the sweet scent of citrus oil released when I peeled one. Made only stronger by the early summer sun slowly warming the studio air. It goes without… Read more →

Christmas Composition (2013)

Seasonal Composition (2013)

Today’s piece is a gently seasonal still life composition.  The intention was to keep it loose and slightly impressionistic. A lot of the mixing was done right there on the canvas. This was a good exercise as I can sometimes get a little too caught up in refinement. Additionally, I didn’t use any medium so the paint is a lot… Read more →

Cup & Jug with fruit (2013)

Cup & Jug with Fruit (2013)

I’ve finished another still life of that Orcadian jug and cup, with fruit this time. I started it a few weeks ago and just kind of gave up.  My confidence waned and I didn’t feel like I could make any improvements.  I felt like I’d had all the lucky moments I was going to get. Today,  despite having a dreadful cold, … Read more →