Thursday, April 2, 2015

Clementines and My Favourite Blue

Clementines & Cobalt Blue Dish
8 x 10 Oil 
©2015 Carole Rodrigue
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Cobalt blue is my favorite of all the blues.  Nothing compares to rich depth of blue you get when you apply it on a canvas or panel.  I also love it mixed with other colors for greys and blacks.  Nothing compares.  It is the most expensive of the blue paints also, but I always splurge with my blue because, well, I just love it.  That's all.  I love it with lemons too, as well as with the rich orange of these clementines.

I hope you love it too.  It's on eBay now with a couple of other pieces.  Have a look here.  And thanks for stopping by.  Have a great Easter weekend and Passover.  <3

#stilllife #realism #contemporary #cobalt #citrus #oilpainting #blue #china #art 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

More Lemons . . .

8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

Yes, this one is sold.  I have a deep passion for painting lemons, did I ever say that? I do.  Each time I paint them I learn something new too, which compels me to paint more.  In fact, I did paint more today.  I have so many lemons in the house.  I might bake a lemon cake, with lemon icing.  Yum.

I'll be back tomorrow to share the other lemon painting.  Thanks for stopping by.  :-D  

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Lemons & Bowl
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

I love to paint lemons, I cannot lie! I still hate how the Blogger photo uploader makes photos look.  This photo looks much better on my website and on eBay.  Psst, there are close up shots on eBay too. I attached the link to my "Me" page below the photo.

But it is true, lemons have become a favorite of mine to paint.  I've got a couple of larger projects on the go right now, but I think I'm going to paint a much larger still life with lemons.  Like a 24 x 24, or maybe even larger.  That would be something!

Hope you like this one! 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Apples & Jug Still Life

Apples & Jug
10 x 8 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

Things have been super busy here and I have many projects on the go, art and other.  This jug was beckoning to me again though, so I took a little time away from a larger painting project to work on this.  Somethings just have to be done.  I think I'm in the mood for some tea, or lemons soon . . .  hhhmmmm.  I'll be back soon!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Clementine Alla Prima Still Life

6 x 6 Alla Prima Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015
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I painted this little one yesterday afternoon, alla prima.  I had no intention of painting since I was so busy having finished the wine piece, but I had purchased these lovely little clementines that had the stems and leaves. We rarely have them here with the leaves and stems so I did take many reference shots for future works.  The leaves were already beginning to dry, so this one had to be done quickly since it was painted from life.  The  clementines are all done too, as in they've been eaten.  Enjoy! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

White Wine & Grapes

White Wine & Grapes
10 x 8 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

This painting has taken several days to complete.  I started it last week and it took many layers of paint to complete the satin.  There are so many colors and so much light and shadows reflected. Each layer needed to dry before I could apply another.  And can you believe this is leftover wine from Christmas? I think I'll use it for cooking next week.

This is now up on eBay.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Peony & Cup Daily Painting

Peony & Cup
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

Hi everyone, I decided to paint a daily and bring a taste of summer during the mid-January cold.  I'm dreaming of warmer June days when the peonies are in bloom so I brought the dream to life.  I don't paint the dailies often anymore, so this is a rare treat for art collectors.  I hope you enjoy this one!