Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Shot of Cherries

"Cherry Shot"
oil on linen panel
7" x 5"

"Still Life with Persimmons"
colored pencil
12" x 8"

Here are a couple of new pieces.  The little shot glass in the first painting was a yard sale find. I haven't painted glass very much, so it was a bit of a challenge to capture the glass pattern and how it refracted the light and distorted the cherries.  For the persimmon drawing, I used some reference photos that I had taken last winter when I found these persimmons at the grocery store. They really were that intense red-orange color. They rather overwhelm the drawing, but I think that the greater quantity of less-intense blue (background and pitcher) balances out the drawing. Or at least that's what I told myself when I finished...