Showing posts with label floral still life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label floral still life. Show all posts

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!

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!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Two New Works

Royal Albert, Teapot, & Hollyhock Bloom
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Tomatoes, Onion, & Bottle
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Summertime has cut somewhat into my painting time but I did manage these two as well last week.  The first one with the teapot is now up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of only $49.99,  and the other one was sold within an hour of the painting being completed and is on its way to its new home in California.  I can't tell you how much fun it is to sell something while the paint is still wet! So, don't miss your chance on the teacup.  If you want it, you can click here to see it on eBay.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Teacup & Yellow Pansy Daily Painting

Teacup & Yellow Pansy
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's daily painting, a teacup with a pretty yellow pansy.  I'm really getting into these teacups and I'm thinking of doing one per week.  I don't think I'll buy one for each week, but perhaps borrow one here and there.  I hope you enjoy this one.  If you do, you can click on the above link to bid on eBay.  There are also close-up shots on eBay.  Now, I'm off to drink a nice cup of Earl Grey from this cup.  Have a great evening!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Pansy & Glass Daily Painting

Pansy & Glass
7 x 5 Oil on masonite
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

Here's today little daily.  The garden is full of pansies, so it would be a shame to not paint at least one.  Such a tiny little flower required a tiny little vase to contain it, which is an empty oil diffuser bottle.  It works!  ;-)
You can purchase this little treasure through auction on eBay by clicking here. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Peony Painting Completed

Peony in Teapot
14 x 18 Oil
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013

As promised, here is the completed peony painting.  The photo doesn't do it justice, as photos rarely do.  This was a truly fun painting and I will paint more florals in the future. 

Now I need to start working on a very large piece.  It's a 36 x 48, the largest I've ever painted.  It'll have the colour turquoise in it and I'm exciting to be starting on this new project.  There's something about the planning stages of a painting along with the starting of the actual canvas lay out and blocking in that just excites me to no end.  Each start is like the promise of a new beginning, something completely exciting waiting to surprise me just around the corner.  It's part of the artistic process for me and is addicting.  I'm not sure if this happens to other artists, but the rush I get at the beginning of each new piece is fuel that keeps me painting.  Soul fuel, and that's a good thing. 

Thanks for having a look at this piece and I'll be back soon with a progress report on the new piece. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Teapot and Peony Progress

Hi everyone. I must confess that I haven't spent much time in the studio, but did manage to get to the paint brushes a couple of times. 

This is where I'm at so far. I've pretty much completed the teapot and have started working on the peony petals. They've just been started so there is still a long way to go, but I'm pleased with how the painting is coming along. I'm loving the feel and mood of this piece and I hope that once it's completed, the viewer will feel the same. I'm really enjoying working on this one and hopefully it'll be done by the end of the week. 

Also, if you're in the area, I have some work showing at the La Cloche Juried Art Show in Whitefish Falls. It's a great show so be sure to stop by and see some wonderful art if you're headed to Manitoulin Island. In the meantime, you all take care, and thanks for stopping by. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Silver Apple and Plums Still Life

Silver Apple, Plums, & Cherry
8 x 10 Oil on gessoed board
Carole Rodrigue © 2013

It's been two weeks since my surgery and every day has been better than the last.  I must say that the first several days were rough but healing has been quick.  Despite feeling great, physical activity is still limited to mostly walking and I do still tire out quickly.  Heavy lifting is still out of the question too. Because of taking the time necessary to recover, let me just say that I've been really, really bored.  So, what's a person to do when this bored?  Paint.  An hour here, a couple of hours there, and then you have a painting.

This piece was a delight to paint.  Yes, there's an apple in this one too.  These are also the first plums I've ever painted and at first finding the right colour mix was tricky, but I quickly got the right shade. I used a combo of cobalt blue, alizarin, and burnt sienna.  Some areas had black mixed in, or white, depending.  By playing around with the first three colours I was able to get the exact colours for these plums.  While not all plums are coloured equally, these were darker. Some plums are lighter, requiring perhaps more white and colour tweaking.  It's all up to the eye and painting what you see.  I know that a lot of people learning to paint would like to see a recipe or exact amounts of paint used to create a colour.  There is no magic recipe folks.  By mixing and experimenting you get what you need.  The more you do, the easier it gets to figure out what colours are required in mixing.  A good base of colour knowledge is important, but once you're rolling, experience will give you what you need. 

After completing this, I started on another first -- a peony.  I'm posting a pic of the initial blocking in, or underpainting.  After getting my sketch down on the canvas, I layed down my basic shades and shapes and then will continue to build up layers and details in order to complete the painting.  This underpainting was done in 1.5 hours and there is a lot of work yet to be done. I need to correct shapes, values . . .  The initial blocking in is merely a starting point.  I'll be back shortly with a progress shot, or the completed painting.  In the meantime, have a wonderful week and thanks for dropping in!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Still Life with Red Roses

20 x 30 oil
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013
Happy Belated New Year everyone!

Blogger has been giving me issues lately so I'm now posting via mobile. For this reason, I'll keep it short.

I'm happy to be posting my first painting for 2013. This painting was a struggle to get through, and I did utter a few choice words here and there throughout its progress, but I manage to get through it. I do hope you enjoy it.

I've also completed another painting today and I will share it tomorrow, so please make sure you come back. Thanks for dropping in and I'll be back tomorrow!

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