Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Three Apples

Apples are quickly becoming my favorite subject.  I am attracted to the colour and the shiny skin.  I guess I am also enjoying the fact that they are large, bold objects and are much easier to produce a pleasing design, than smaller more intricate objects.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Salsa and Jalapenos

On Friday, my first day off I attempted the jars of Salsa that Connie gave me to paint.  It ended up being a wiper that day but I repeated the painting with a few minor changes to the design the next day and was pretty happy with the result.  I hope Connie likes the paintings I have done of her preserves.  I know my paintings will last longer than the preserves - Connie is legendary for making delicious dill pickles, hot crab apple jelly, salsa and jams.  Not to mention that she is a great cook and fabulous baker, a woman to know and love.

Connie's Pickles

I am continuing to have a good time painting jars of my friend Connie's pickles and preserves.  The photo of this one is not as true to the original colour as I would like, it seems a little washed out.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Connie's Crabapples

My friend Connie who made the crabapple jelly from my previous post brought me these little apples to paint.  They have a beautiful bloom on the skin which is a real challenge.  I have a few in the refrigerator and when I finish my evening shifts over the weekend I am going to try these little beauties again.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Connie's Hot Crabapple Jelly

This beautiful jar of red crabapple jelly was made by my friend Connie, a nurse I work with.  The biggest challenge in my setup was getting the light positioned so that it shone through the jelly revealing the gorgeous red colour.  It was fun to paint and Connie has supplied me with several jars of her home preserves which I am really looking forward to painting.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Five Red Delicious Apples

This is the second painting I have done of apples since the Toronto workshop.  The photograph unfortunately makes the light look a little harsh.  I am going to rephotograph it and repost it if I am able to get a better result.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Green Bottle and Cherries

I can't believe it has been a whole month since I have posted on my blog! I have a few excuses, I have another job and so will be working at two hospitals once my orientation at Deep River Hospital is complete.  I did not realize how hard it was to start a new job and how much work you have to do just to get started.  My other excuse is that I can now longer use internet explorer to post, when ever I try to upload from my laptop I get this crazy black screen and nothing happens.  Weird!  I'm now using Firefox which is new and I have to learn a whole lot of things to set up a tool/menu bar.  I am back from Carol Marine's painting course in Toronto which was the absolute best painting experience that I could ever imagine.  Thank you Carol.