Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Santa Fe Vendor"

8 x 10
oil on gessoed masonite

This is one of the vendors from the Santa Fe farmer's I said in the previous post, a great place for "people watching".

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Fall Harvest"

8 x 10
oil on gessoed hardboard

On a recent trip to Santa Fe we stopped by the Farmer's Market at the newly renovated area near the railroad station. Fabulous produce on display and the best "people watching" in town! These baskets of apples in and out of the shadows and sunlight were meant to be painted!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"Airport Travelers"

8 x 10
oil on masonite

Karin Jurick's DSFDF current challenge was this overhead view of airport passengers. And what a challenge it was! Check out her site for the original photo. EVERYTHING was in this mix...foreshortened figures, an overhead light source generating unusual shadows, geometrics, and lots of motion. Karin really knows how to push her followers, not to be confused with "pushy" or is she? Whatever the answer, I know that I am trying all sorts of paintings that I ordinarily wouldn't think twice about, and that is a good thing!