Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Apple Fairy Daily Painting


Apple Fairy
10 x 8 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's painting is a garden fairy that's been in my garden for several years now.  I've always wanted to paint her and I don't know what took so long.  Apples, of course, are in season so what better subject to complement my fairy?

If you enjoy this one, you can click here to view the eBay auction.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Royal Albert Tea Cup and Lemon Daily Painting


Royal Albert & Lemon
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014


I'm back.  I took a week off from painting last week getting ready for and giving art workshops to about 75 students from all over the province of Ontario.  The event, Vision Art, (sorry, link in French only) was held at Laurentian University in Sudbury and put on by the Conseil Scolaire Catholique du Nouvel Ontario for over 200 students.  Activities took place over a three day period and I must say that I was so impressed with the talent the students exhibited.  I was also very honoured to be selected to be on this team, instructing art to our youth, our future leaders. Each and every one of those kids were amazing and it was a real joy to work with them.

Now, my first painting this week was inspired by a Royal Albert tea cup I found at a vintage shop in Toronto's Distillery District.  It was exactly what I had been looking for so I couldn't pass it up when I saw it.  Who could leave behind such a beautiful cup?

This is now up on eBay for bids if you're interested.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Eggs & Skillet Daily Painting


Eggs & Skillet
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

While forever trying to think of new things to paint for my daily paintings, I had never thought about these common objects that have always been around.  Some days are tough, trying to decide what to paint so when inspiration hits for something new, it's exciting.  I love the spontaneity that happens some days.  It's often in those spur-of-the-moment paintings that I find I really love the outcome, such as in this one.

It's now up on eBay.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bag of Lemons Daily Painting Still Life


Bag of Lemons
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

For today's daily painting, I was in the mood for cheery, yellow lemons.  This is of course painted alla prima, and I find yellow paint tricky when painting alla prima.  I'm quite satisfied with how this finally turned out and I love the mood in this piece.  I hope you like it too.  It's now up on eBay.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pumpkin & Jug Alla Prima Still Life


Pumpkin & Jug
8 x 10 Oil, Alla Prima
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's painting is just finished and still very wet and shiny.  The rich colours of fall are everywhere and what would fall be without a few pumpkins and gourds around? I have more gourds too, just waiting to be painted.  I hope I can get around to them.  I also hope you enjoy this painting.  If you do, it's now up on eBay.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Alla Prima Cloud Study


Cloudy Sky
5 x 7 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I thought I'd take a little break from still life to paint this little cloud study.  It was painted alla prima, meaning wet paint into wet paint.  It's much cooler than Blogger shows and much softer also.  It is now up on eBay too.  As for tomorrow . . . I'm feeling the call of fall . . .

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mango, Alla Prima Oil Still Life


Mango
5 x 7 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Yes, it's true, I haven't painted many dailies lately.  I've been painting other larger pieces as well as working on this commission pictured below.  I'm somewhat easing back into the dailies again starting with this alla prima mango.  It is now up on eBay.

The painting below is a large piece that was a private commission.  It is now on its way to its new home and I hope my client will love it more in person.  There's a deep, rich red around the pear that the photo doesn't capture.  The combination of the colours in the pear, along with this dark red that fades to black is absolutely beautiful.  I plan on doing more similar fruits in the future using 18K gold leaf.  

I hope you enjoy these two pieces! 



Single Pear
36 x 36 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014
SOLD, Private Commission