Adding to my series of game piece still life oils here. I was trying to juxtapose the primary reds with the contrasts of the metal, while letting the white die blend into the white background somewhat.
This small painting was based on a few photos of clouds I had in my studio. I thought I'd concentrate on a big sky with minimal ground, but didn't spend a lot of time thinking or planning beyond that. The ultimate result is fresh and gestural - hopefully an example of more painterly work to come.
In this painting I was really attracted to the huge rocks that had collected on the beach, probably put there by the force of the sea. A great juxtaposition of the weight of the rocks vs. the power of moving water. I hope I captured a similar contrast by the darkness of the rocks vs the lighter serenity of the low tide.
Here's number two in what I thought was going to be a series of paintings featuring candy. Although the labels tend to be bright and primary, the type adds an entirely different element - sometimes making it feel a little more forced and illustrative than painterly and loose. Looking for inspiration for number three.