Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sharing the Stage

When I was painting this I was trying to pick the main character for the painting, the little ink bowl or the Mango. The mango looked so delicious (it was actually picked too early and tasted horrible, but that helped it to be a great model :) I decided to let them share the stage.

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Michael Williamson

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Prom Night

This is a portrait from a painting group I go to. I was trying to keep hit the color spots that I saw while keeping the darks and lights separated. The room was a little dark and at the end when the lights when on the colors on the painting changed drastically.

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Not for Sale

Monday, June 24, 2013

Palette knife in Blue

I’m trying to place the darkest dark and lightest lights closer together to produce a more dramatic effect.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Notebook

I always love to have a notebook with me. It seems to be falling out of fashion with the use of smartphones. I like the technology with phones where you can add information and find it again quickly, but there will always be a place for the old fashion notebook.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Sliced apple

The contrast between the dark and light was a little more difficult on this one. I kept the apples from going brown by rubbing lime juice on them. They gave me some more time to paint the apples before they went brown.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Sometimes you have to find the right tool for the right job. I find reflective surfaces some of the hardest to paint, but after painting this one I felt a little wiser. I hope it lasts :)

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Monday, June 17, 2013

The Extravert

I like the way the dark's are the backbone for the lights in this painting.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Introvert

This grapefruit is a little shy but still wants to go out and play. I have been working on the darkest dark and lightest light to add more contrast in the paintings.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013


This portrait was painted from a model. She was younger so there were differences in the anatomy. There aren't too many young models who can sit still for three hours :)

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Not for Sale

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Time Shadows

This painting reminds me how short time is and how we try to put so much into our schedules. I'm a schedule maniac, but once in awhile time slows down and lets me enjoy the moment. When I finished painting this, the sun was starting to rise and my crazy schedule was getting ready to begin again.

That's the good thing about painting (or any other creative endeavor). Time slows down when you are creative so you can capture a moment.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wine and Cracker

Wine has a very beautiful look to it. It was late at night when I was painting this. It was very rewarding to finish  this painting and drink this wine :)

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Slice of Summer

A little slice of summer. I have been working on my dark colors next to light colors. I would like to work more on fruit and vegetables that are translucent. They have a challenging aspect to them.

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Sunday, June 9, 2013


These little drink umbrellas are very difficult to paint. The interior of the umbrella is the most difficult. I would like to spend more time in the future practicing these in the future.  

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Apple and Bottle

It has been a while since I have last posted. I am working on some simple compositions trying to make sure the darks and lights are working together in the picture. When I look at older painting I realize that getting a good dark and a good light has been difficult for me.