Monday, June 20, 2011

Wet Paint, In the Studio ...

12x12, Oil/Linen Panel

... outdoor dining on Las Olas, under the umbrellas, provided an opportunity for an interactive light play with the various shadows and reflected light....

Friday, June 17, 2011

Mango Yin & Yang..

8x8, Oil/Linen Panel

The mangos have been exceptional this year! The stacked crates holding several varieties of mango jams and chutneys made by Ken are a testimony to the tree's productivity... Since they are dropping from the tree less frequently now, it was time for me to get my yearly mango painting finished. It won't be long before the only presence of mangos will be in the smear on my English Muffin...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Pups...

8x8, Oil/Linen Panel

8x8, Oil/Linen Panel

Our two dogs, Gobi and Bella, are both rescued dogs from a kill shelter in Miami. Following in the paw prints of all the gifted and best dogs we had before ( and there were many! ), they are without a doubt two of the most wonderful dogs... ever. But then again... aren't yours, as well?...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Spaghetti Squash..

The Model and the Portrait, In the Studio

8x5.75 Oil/Linen Panel

This Spaghetti Squash I picked up at the supermarket served two purposes for me this week. The first was to serve as a model in this small still life to help quiet my mind after several days of wipers in the studio. Its neutral colors gave me the challenge to focus and find the subtleties hidden throughout. The second purpose was to be the "pasta" for a beautiful Pomodoro Sauce sprinkled with fresh Basil that evening....Mmmmmm

Shadows And Reflections

12x12 Oil/Linen Panel

.. the cool shadows floating over the bank and into the water, along with the warm reflections of sunlight coming up and out of the shallow water...Plein Air, Markham Park, 6.04.2011