Monday, January 20, 2014

Day 20 and 21 - Lots of Cherries

"Pears and Cherries"
11 x 14" oil on panel
For sale at a later date

"Adieu to You Too!"
4 x 4" oil on Gessobord
On Hold
I've been talking about painting larger for a couple of years.  Today was the day.  I had actually started "Pears and Cherries" several months ago and just got lost in the size and the application of paint. (I had done a colored pencil piece years ago from this photo set-up.)  I've been watching lots of videos on painting, brushwork and light specifically by David A Leffel and Sherrie McGraw as part of their Artist's Guild membership on their Bright Light Fine Art website.  As I have watched them, little light bulbs go off in my head - "Oh, that's how you do that!"  Looking at their work is akin to a religious experience for me.

The first thing this morning I did have to paint my little cherry just to get the pump primed.


Bhavani said...

Love the pears Cynthia. Gorgeous color.

Jean Grenier said...

Remarkable light in the pear and cherries painting. What a wonderful painting. I can see the David Leffel influence.

Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

Great use of soft edges in the pears and cherries! I hope you'll be encouraged to do more larger pieces.