Here's a more countrified version of a classical fruit oil painting in progress and a bit larger than some of the others. Of particular delight here for me are the heirloom peaches, painted lifesize, and the punctuation of blue and white porcelain. This painting is reminiscent of my "Farmstand Peaches" which hangs over my studio desk and is posted in this blog.
I designed this large fruit oil painting shown in progress, to appear as if browsing over a course of bread, fruit and wine. I particularly like the classical concrete urn on the rustic table with oversized turned leg. A glistening pomegranate will lead the eye to those lovely gold tinged purple plums and throughout the composition as all my classical paintings do, utilizing the "line of beauty" a.k.a. the Hogarth curve.
Black Tulips with Peonies and Rose
20x16 inches / oil on canvas
This is a commission from many years ago but which I came across again in my thousands of image files. It looked a tad bit clearer than the edited images previously posted...plus it's always fun for people to see a painting actually on my easel. The best part was when my client opened the box and urgently tried to brush the bee off the cloth before realizing it WAS the painting! Following shows a detail which in itself looks like a nice composition for another painting.
Triptych Wallace Grand Baroque
sterling silver flatware fork, knife spoon
For this commissioned triptych, I had size requirements and color matching to my client's wallpapers. She requested this pattern but I opted for the more rare, antique version as the flowers on each utensil vary; whereas the newer, more readily available version is less refined and has only one blossom repeated on each piece. Here you'll see daffodils on the fork, roses on the knife and forget-me-nots on the spoon. For those who follow my work, you'll know that age is a characteristic I respect and always try to incorporate into my paintings...so antiques are always better.
Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.