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!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Apples & Books Still Life Alla Prima Painting

Apples & Books
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

This still life was such a joy to paint! I've painted the last couple of pieces on Richeson gesso panels and I love working on these.  Taking good photos is another issue.  Because of the smooth texture of the support, it doesn't matter which camera I use and how much I try, I keep getting a glare.  I think I'll try a lighter painting next . . .  This one is now up on eBay.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Miniature Red Peppers and Southwest Pottery

Peppers & Pottery
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

For today's painting I chose some pottery I have with miniature peppers from my garden.  When I purchased these peppers, I thought I was buying green peppers.  I chose the prettiest, bushiest plant from the green pepper section and it was only recently once the peppers started turning red that I notice the tag said these were little hot peppers.  Always check the tag! Anyway, this means I'll have to keep buying green peppers instead of eating my own from the garden, but these look so hot and pretty in a painting.  The pottery comes from New Mexico from an aunt that lived there for a few decades.  I have several of these treasured vases and have painted them before.  There are more that I plan to use in the future, along with turquoise. Perhaps in a larger piece, with a cow skull I have. The things artists collect . . . :-)

This one is now up on eBay.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blue Bottle Alla Prima Still Life

Blue Bottle & Fruit
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

This blue vase caught my eye a while back while browsing in a store and I knew it had to come home with me.  It's been waiting to be painted for a while now, and I'm so happy I finally got around to using it in combination with fruits that were in the kitchen.  This painting was painted alla prima, in one sitting.  It's now up on eBay if you're interested, and there are close up shots there as well. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Figs, Daily Still Life

8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Though I'd wanted to, I had never painted figs until today.  Every time I wanted to get some to paint, the stores never had any.  For some reason, they're hard to come by around here. I found one box at a store on Saturday, but they weren't too healthy looking. I gave up again.  Then, as luck would have it, I found a box full of beautiful, perfect figs in another store so I scooped them up! So there you have it, figs.  I've been eating a lot of figs this week, with a little honey.  They are so good.  This one is now up on eBay.