Showing posts with label apples. Show all posts
Showing posts with label apples. Show all posts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Indian Teapot with Fruit Daily Painting

Teapot with Fruit
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I painted this little gem today with the low light coming in from the window.  I felt this light was the best choice due to the teapot.  It's handmade in India, dented and crooked, and has a very low sheen.  I'm not sure what it's made of but it's not shiny like a polished silver.  I kept all of the lighting throughout the objects very low and soft to complement the pot.  The bosc pears and apple made an appearance again.  What it is that I love to paint about these fruits so much? I really have no idea.  I just love painting these.  The bosc pears are my favourite to paint in all the pear varieties.  It must be the varying colours that come with them, from tinges of green at times, to deep golds and browns.  They're just as delicious to paint as they are to eat.

This is now up on eBay for a very low starting bid.  Have a great night!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Tiffany Painting and La Cloche Award

Tiffany Box & Charm No. 2
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014
Private commission, SOLD

This painting was commissioned for a little baby girl that is yet to be born.  It's a pretty special gift so I am honoured that I was asked to paint this.  I really hope this will be treasured for a long time as  this baby grows into adulthood, knowing this gift was planned even before her birth by someone who already loves her.  I just love it when gifts have such special meaning and especially if I have something to do with it.  As the saying goes, I get the warm fuzzies.  :-)

Also, tonight was the artists' reception at the La Cloche art show in Whitefish Falls.  I'm very happy to announce that "Magpie & Apples" placed 1st in the oil category. Yay!  ~insert big toothy grin~

The show this year is spectacular! Every year, it seems the bar is raised as more and more new talent joins the roster of juried artists. There are so many fantastic pieces in the show and it is something to see if you're in the area.  The show opens tomorrow, June 5 and runs until Sunday, June  13.  Northern Ontario is home to some of the greatest artists and this show proves it.

I'm closing off with two photos from tonight's reception, one of me accepting my prize, and another of me with my winning painting.  Thanks so much for having a look, and have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Magpie & Apples Still Life

Magpie and Apples
30 x 20 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

At last, I'm getting to post this painting that I had started months ago.  It's finally done and on its way to the La Cloche art show.  Hopefully it makes it in! 

While we were in Banff last fall, we decided to take a ride out to Field, B.C. and this is where I had photographed this magpie.  There were several of them hanging out at the tourist stop, hoping for handouts from all the visitors.  I had never seen this specific magpie and found them to be such a beautiful bird with all of their shimmering colours.  I especially loved this one, looking straight at me,  fearless.  

Last night was also the RBC function at the Grand Art Show and many people came and enjoyed themselves for a couple of hours.  It was certainly a great even and I met many wonderful people.  I managed to get a couple of photos to share so here is one of them, showing just how well this event turned out.  RBC is a sponsor for the Grand Art Show and regularly supports the arts!  Thank you RBC!!! 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Apple, Egg, & Copper Daily Painting

Apple, Egg, & Copper
5 x 7 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

While I still had these beautiful and colourful Gala apples, I decided to paint another along with some copper, and an eggshell.  I should've called this one "Apple Pie", but I kept it simple.  There are other close up photos on eBay.  If you like this one, click the above link to bid, or just to see the other photos.  All of the paintings I list have close up photos.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Two New Paintings

Macintosh Apples
8 x 10 oil on masonite 
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013
Not for sale, but you can win it! :-D

Hello art loving friends! This painting was created especially so that I can give it away to one lucky winner.  One lucky person will get this painting absolutely free once my Facebook page reaches 1000 likes! 

So how can you win this? Just go to my Facebook page, click "like" on my page, find the post about the giveaway for this painting, share the post, then write done in the post's thread.  Once my page reaches 1000 likes, I will have a draw and the winner will have this painting shipped to their home!

I've also completed a new commissioned still life which I am also attaching. Hope you like them both!

Camembert & Grapes
5 x 7 oil
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013
SOLD, private commission

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bag of Apples Daily Painting

Bag of Apples
5 x 7 oil on masonite
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

The painting of the day today is inspired by the approach of fall and the harvest to come.  This painting is available through eBay auction by clicking here. Bidding starts at $0.99.