Stormy Apple and Pear, painting process

Apple, pear on the floor.. who's the pretties of them all? I have worked on a number of still life, and especially apple and pear paintings lately, and I started to get bored of plain backgrounds. That's when I had a thought of mentally transporting some of the still life setups into the outdoor setting. … Continue reading Stormy Apple and Pear, painting process

Sunset at the Lake in Texas, original oil painting

Beauty of living in the south is the warmth of all seasons. Summer is for fun, and the rest of the year is for work! Now that it's cooling down, I can get out and paint more often. Here's a place in my neighborhood that I like to paint. It's a quiet small lake with … Continue reading Sunset at the Lake in Texas, original oil painting

Apple and Pear on the Table, original 5 x 7 oil painting

I continue to experiment with small still life setups, like this pear painting. However, this time I chose two subjects. The apple and pear are the best of friends, especially in a pie! Anyway, let's stay on topic here! I tried to make the apple to be the focal point of this painting. The pear … Continue reading Apple and Pear on the Table, original 5 x 7 oil painting

The Pear, oil painting

This is indeed The Pear for me, since it's the first pear I tried to paint with oil paint. I love the way it turned out, and it might even be my favorite painting of the year. It's hard to show the beauty of oil paint with just a photograph, but depending on the lighting, … Continue reading The Pear, oil painting

On the Swamp, gouache painting

Sometimes, childhood memories are so vivid, that they need to be painted. I was meaning to paint this landscape for a long time now. When I was little, I used to play on that bridge on the left while my grandmother was collecting duckweed for the chickens and ducks. I would stare at dragonflies and … Continue reading On the Swamp, gouache painting

Single Pear, watercolor painting

When I just started painting these watercolor studies, my goal was to get as realistic, but graphical as I can. I think with this pear I nearly reached this goal. I really enjoy how lively it turned out, it seems as if one can really see the volume! Available for sale! 8.5 x 5.5 in … Continue reading Single Pear, watercolor painting

Green pear, watercolor drawing

I keep a bunch of fake fruits on the table for the times when I'm too lazy to get an actual fruit or vegetable, or simply can't like with this whole quarantine deal. I just turn them and paint over and over, all I care about is the shadows on the shape ^_^ I might … Continue reading Green pear, watercolor drawing

Three persimmons, watercolor painting

I haven't used watercolors in years, but now it felt like I want to experiment with them. I also always feel upset for eating all of the beautiful fruits and veggies without painting them first! While oils and acrylics are quite a hassle to set up, both have limitations, watercolors are pretty easy to work … Continue reading Three persimmons, watercolor painting