My first post is going to be an 8x10 still life of an orange. I love the color...the translucence, and the textures that you find in oranges, and thought it would make a great first subject.
I'm putting most of my blog images for sale on eBay, but from time to time I'm going to use it just for a way of getting things out there that I want other artists and friend s to see. The main purpose of "twiceaweek" is not to just sell, but get in the habit of painting more often, and to find a technique that I can enjoy, and be happy with the results as well. I've been an illustrator for more than 25 years now, doing paintings that were tightly rendered, and rich in detail and texture. These paintings will hopfully be the opposite in technique...but similar in look. The illusion of detail, and looser in application of paint. I guess I'm going to see where they lead. Click on the image for a larger view.