Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Homage to Morandi

I recently saw the Morandi exhibit at the Met. Very exciting. Lots of paintings that I had never seen in person or reproduced. If you can't make it to the museum I think they might have stuff on their website. Also, American Artist Magazine has a superb article on the exhibit.
They said he did as many landscapes as still lifes but only showed a few landscapes.
The thing (besides of course the serenity and meditative quality of his work) that got me was the fact that he just did what he wanted to do while everyone else was painting abstractions or whatever the "movement" was at the time. He also used the stuff of his studio.
I was going to set up only bottles to be closer to his work but then realized it was more the spirit I was after and if I like using different objects I should go for it my way.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter Landscape

No, it hasn't snowed here yet. I did this from an oil painting I had done a long time ago. Pictures beget pictures.
"Winter Landscape", watercolor, 3x4" on RTisTx board. POR

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bue Vase and Pears

You know how you can be stuck on not knowing how to finish a painting and then months later it just comes to you as if it were the only thing to do, no mess no fuss? Grateful for those times!
"Blue Vase and Pears", watercolor, 4x3" on 5x4" paper. POR

Friday, November 14, 2008

Before and After

I was thinking holidays when I was setting this up. And neutral backgrounds.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Still Life with Rose

I wanted to try the same set up in watercolor (previous post was in oil). It's been raining and dismal for way too many days here in NYC. I always have a hard time seeing color in oils and was hoping that since I had worked it out the day before I could still remember it in watercolor. POR

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Granny Apple and Rose

Love it when I get so many days of continuous sunshine here in the northeast.