New painting alert!

Just finished this last night.  I makes me so happy!  I loooove this one. See more new work at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London during their Spring Exhibition.  I will be showing with the John Noott Galleries again. Please check their website for more info and images of new work.
Just finished this last night. It makes me so happy! I loooove this one. See more new work at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, London during their Spring Exhibition. I will be showing with the John Noott Galleries again. Please check their website for more info and images of new work. 

Small study: Anemone Bouquet, 8 x 8 inches

I ordered a different brand of oil colour than usual last week. I usually use Winsor & Newton or Daler Downey Georgian paints because of the affordability. I decided to try the Schmincke range. I did a little floral still life to test out the paints. Above is how i began my painting.
Last week, I ordered a different brand of oil colour than usual. I usually use Winsor & Newton or Daler Rowney Georgian paints because of the affordability.  I decided to try the Schmincke range and did a little floral still life to test out the paints. Above is how I began my painting.
I am working on the background, making sure to incorporate it in the clear vase.
I am working on the background, making sure to incorporate it in the clear vase.
Background done.
Background done.
Working on the foreground. Remembering to bring those shadow colours into the vase.
Working on the foreground. Remembering to bring those shadow colours into the vase.
The next step is to work on the stems and leaves.
The next step is to work on the stems and leaves.
With highlights added to the vase, it is complete. I complete the flowers and this little study is now finished. I have to admit, I am loving the Schmincke oil colours. The reds are fantastic. I will do another small study before attempting a larger painting with these new paints.
With highlights added to the vase, it is complete. I work on the flowers and this little study is now finished.  It will be available soon in the small works online shop.  I have to admit, I am loving the Schmincke oil colours. The reds are fantastic. I will do another small study before attempting a larger painting with the new paints.

Anemone Bouquet with Figs, 16 x 16 inches

I am still waiting for the rest of the lilies to open up, so I used a photo of a past still life set up as a reference.  Above is the painting in progress.
I am still waiting for the rest of the lilies to open up, so I used a photo of a past still life set up as a reference. I felt like painting something happy, since that was the mood I was in. Above is the painting in progress.
It was late when I finished so I had to take a pic while it was still on the easel.  Check my website a little later to see a better pic.
I took this pic while it was still on the easel. Check my website a little later to see a better pic.
fig detail
fig detail
flower detail
flower detail

Painting process continued: Lilies w/ white peaches

In the last post I stopped after finishing the floral fabric.  So here I have finished the fruit and the bowl.
In the last post I stopped after finishing the floral fabric. So here I have finished the fruit and the bowl.
Now it is time for the foreground.  Starting with my shadows and filling in the lighter squares.
Now it is time for the foreground. Starting with my shadows and filling in the lighter squares.
(bowl detail)
(bowl detail)

 

Done!  I finished yesterday evening and have been taking it easy today.
Done! I finished yesterday evening and have been taking it easy today.
(pear detail)
(pear detail)
(anemone detail)
(anemone detail)
(lily detail)
(lily detail)

Painting process: Lilies w/ white peaches (canvas, 36 x 36 inches)

My set up.  Red , pink and green is the theme.
My set up. Red , pink and green is the theme.
The sketch.
The sketch.
I am starting by blocking in the greens.
I am starting by blocking in the greens.
More colours blocked in.
More colours blocked in.
I move to the dark red in the vase before adding the red background.
I move to the dark red in the vase before adding the red background.
I added the red last so I didn't go too dark.
I added the red last so I didn’t go too dark.
Detail finished on the flowers, vases and cloth.  I just have the fruit, bowl and foreground to finish.  I have been working on this off and on since Saturday evening.  I hope to finish today.
Detail finished on the flowers, vases and cloth. I just have the fruit, bowl and foreground to finish. I have been working on this off and on since Saturday evening. I hope to finish today.