oil on wood panel
This still life painting, featuring a group of tomatoes and a sole jalapeno, came together after a trip to the grocery store today, as well my need/desire to not paint from photos for a while. The local plein air group is supposed to meet this Friday, and I hope I'll be able to join them. In the meantime, I was finally able to use this attractive white bowl I bought not long ago.
I also tried out a new red for this - Grumbacher napthol red. It's similar to the cad red medium I use, and I added some cad red dark and yellow, along with burnt sienna and ultramarine blue to paint it. Nothing like some vegetables in complimentary colors to challenge one's painting skills...
On an unrelated note, I was pleased to learn that the floral pastel painting I posted yesterday: "Family Gathering", was accepted into the annual gallery show at the Durango Arts Center: "Durango Blooms: Flowers in Art". It is the first time I have entered my work in a juried show, and the response was much greater than they expected, so many works did not get included. The artist's reception is next Friday, May 13 - fun!
Lenticular-type clouds in the afternoon sky
The view from our new deck: Animas river that runs through town
An action shot of a big orange-banded bumblebee partaking in the flowery goodness of a tree right off our lower deck. He is so fuzzy - I just want to pet him.