Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bosc Pears Alla Prima Oil Still Life

Bosc Pears No. 3
8 x 10 Oil, alla prima
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I'm working on a larger commission this week, a 36 x 36 oil still life of one single bosc pear.  I'm still working on it but while waiting for paint to dry today, I thought I'd do a little 8 x 10 of some of the pears I have. I just love doing these bosc pears, and I'm thinking of experimenting with some gold leafing with these soon.  After this commission I'll give it a try and see how it goes, but I have some wonderful ideas for adding gold leaf to these.

I hope you like this one.  It is now up on eBay.  Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Basket of Apples Daily Painting

Basket of Apples
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Since fall is at our doorstep, I was inspired to paint something in a basket.  Of course apples are always a delightful subject and certainly abundant at this time of year.  This is now up on eBay.

I'm still working on the large commission painting but I'll still try to paint a couple more dailies.  I hope you enjoyed this one and thanks for looking!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Cloud Alla Prima Study

5 x 7 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

For some time now, I've just been itching to paint clouds.  I'm also planning on starting to do some plein air painting soon, but clouds have been beckoning. This one was painted last night, spur of the moment.  I enjoy doing these little studies and will definitely do more even though I'm primarily a still life artist.  There's no reason one can't enjoy everything.  :-)

I'm also beginning work on a large commission but will still create some small still lifes at the same time.  Did you know you can commission still life? Absolutely! Contact me if you want to commission a painting either for the holidays, or just because you're an avid art lover who just really really needs some new art.  I'm your gal.  ;-)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Silver Tea Pot & Hydrangea

Silver Tea Pot & Hydrangea
8 x 10 alla prima oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Labour Day weekend! I had a fabulous weekend in Toronto with family and couldn't have asked for a better time.

This painting was done alla prima today using a tea pot from a set that was given to my parents on their wedding.  My mother passed a few years ago so having things from her around the house are very dear to me and help keep her memory close.  Of course hydrangeas are just everywhere right now and I absolutely love them! They're the last big show before then end of summer, and they do put on a great one for quite a while.

I hope you enjoy this one.  If you do, it's up on eBay now for a low starting bid of $49.99.  Have a great day and I'll be back with more art!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Onions & Copper Alla Prima Daily Painting

Onions & Copper
8 x 10 Oil Alla Prima
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

 It was 2:00 pm this afternoon and I still wasn't sure what I was going to paint.  Days like these make me nervous as I don't want to just paint something for the sake of painting something.  Luckily, I was inspired to paint muted tones and I felt the onion, eggshells, and copper made a striking combination. I'm quite please at how this turned out for something that wasn't planned until the very last minute.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  It is now up on eBay.  Have a wonderful Labour Day weekend and I'll see you next week!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pears, Alla Prima Daily Still Life Painting

8 x 10 Oil alla prima
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Hello everyone, I was in the mood for painting pears lately so today was the day.  I was originally going to paint only the red pears, but decided to mix it up a little, and I'm very pleased with the way this turned out.  I need to paint some more pears for a charity fundraiser next month.  Pears are always such a pleasure to paint.  If you like this one, it is now up for auction on eBay with a low bid of $49.99. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Peaches & Cream Alla Prima Daily Painting

Peaches & Cream
8 x 10 Oil 
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Peaches are in season and plentiful, so why not paint peaches? I thought I'd have a little fun with this one and poured a bit of cream over one peach.  This one is now up on eBay with the starting bid at only $49.99, so what are you waiting for to collect original art? Thanks for stopping by!