My grandmother's silver platter holds this red pear and Jefferson Cup. I was intrigued by the reflections, especially by how many times the pear appeared; as if it couldn't let go.
|Strawberry Eggplant Locked, 5 X 7" Original Oil|
This original 5 X 7" oil painting is now at auction. Having just returned from a workshop in Sedona, Arizona, I immediately started a painting that would highlight what I'd learned. The terrific instructor was Abbey Ryan. She was prepared, patient and thorough throughout the workshop, which lasted one week. We even were located very close to a 20,000 acre unconfined wildfire, but we continued undaunted.
What was most informative about the workshop was learning that the skills I'd developed over the last thirty years as a medical illustrator translate over to oil painting. What a joy to be able to control the paint, using layering and coloring to control the emotion and focus of the painting. Abbey helped me a great deal with how to use and hold the brush as well as how to logically work my way through a painting to achieve what I intended.
The painting is offered unframed. Here is a sample of what it would look like framed: