Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Clarity in Black and White

"Clarity (Black and White)"
11 x 14 inches, oil on canvas
Many of my black-and-white paintings are done on Arches oil paper, but this one is on stretched canvas - one that was toned with a sepia base layer, giving the resulting painting a warm glow.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Rainbow Bright - And Studio Listens!

 "Rainbow Bright"
10 x 10 inches, oil on canvas

It's been a great week - busy and interesting, just the way I like it. One thing that happened: I got interviewed for the podcast "Drawn to Win." What fun!

Here's a link to listen - whether you're working in your studio this weekend, on the road to somewhere summery, or just out for a walk - let me keep you company for an hour. 

Thanks, and enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Pool Party

sarah sedwick
 "Pool Party"
8 x 16 inches, oil on canvas

More fun with my new white ceramic pear. I showed this painting to my dad, and he said "That white thing is unnerving." Do you agree?

Here's the value plan for this composition. It got a little skinnier from sketch to finish....

sarah sedwick

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Pale and Glowing

sarah sedwick oil painting
 "Pale and Glowing"
9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

I picked this pear from amidst the jumble at an antique mall on the Oregon coast last week...

...and it's since made itself right at home with my other still life objects. It's an ever-changing menagerie!

Did you know I sell these black and tan sketches? Usually to followers on Instagram, since that's where they are most often posted. If you see one you like, send me an email! They are $50 a piece. 

sarah sedwick

Thanks for reading!

Friday, June 1, 2018


 sarah sedwick "Radiate" oil painting still life
8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas

For this one, I did a quick study with black sharpie and grey Pitt pen on white paper - just three values. When you have your composition all planned out before you get to the canvas, painting is even MORE fun!

sarah sedwick