I came across a slice of summer while spring cleaning this evening. I found this buried in the back of a closet (I'm about to demolish in preparation for the next phase of renovations). This was painted so many years ago, I don't remember when.
With "still life" on my shopping list, I headed out to Highland Farms one weekend and ended up with three pears. I arranged the pears in a bowl in the front hall and viola... a still life. With a photograph for reference, I returned the pears to the fridge and prepared a Masonite board for painting. After that it was a matter of drawing the image on the board and sitting down one Victoria Day weekend day to paint. The knife approach is trickier than I expected but as always, I learned something that I can hopefully use in future paintings.
By the way, the pears were delicious. See you next month.
With Sunday's rainy forecast, I thought it would be a great day to work on April's painting based on a photograph of mine called, Rainy Day People. The photo was taken on a very wet day through the rain-splattered windshield on my way to work. While it won't be a surprise to some, I like streetcars and I tend to photograph them. Painting streetcars seems like the next logical step in my evolving addiction. Sunday turned out to be a better day than predicted and it didn't rain all that much but I enjoyed staying in and painting away the day all the same. See you in May.