Saturday, January 5, 2013

"Broken Brown Egg" colorful kitchen art still life oil painting and new years resolutions

8 x 8"
oil on canvas

Well, it must be a new year, because I just made a folder for my highly specialized desktop archive entitled "Paintings '13." Geez. This is usually the time of year when my motivation dips. The last year sweeps to a close with so much momentum - shopping, parties, champagne, more shopping, drinking champagne and online shopping...and then January comes. Well, this year I'm going to try and keep my engine running, and step number one is get back to the easel! Step two is to stay on the treadmill, so, no shortcuts combining steps one and two, I guess.

I painted this last night in front of a lovely little group at Oregon Art Supply. My work will be hanging there through the end of January, so stop by and see it - and replenish your stock of paint, rubber stamps, wooden manikins, whatever, they've got it. I just bought myself a shiny new French easel, bringing me one step closer to my yearly plein-air painting resolution. Will '13 be the year?


Julie Ford Oliver said...

Really beautiful and I am envious of the lucky audience watching the demo.

Margaret S Milligan said...

This is lovely, I wish I could paint raw egg like that, mine are so laboured!