Sunday, May 22, 2011

First Post

"Two Bamboo"
oil on canvas
This church was a commission for a lady - it's not complete. Originally, I was going to add more trees...but the lady saw this piece in progress and wanted it at this stage!
I had a lot of fun painting this still life because I painted it with my friends, my group - the DPC (Dirty Palette Club)! The halmet belongs to my friend Dave, the Arizona bottle might have been mine, the oranges and lemons were kind of already there, and the rest of the stuff came from my friend Mike's studio. We put this still life together rather quickly but painting it took at least three four hour sessions.

Okay, so this is a truer color of my 9X12" self portrait - can you see the difference? One was photographed with artificial light and the other with natural light - the cleanest light you can possibly use for photographing. Voila!