Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Greener Side


Oil on 1/4" Board. Approx 8"x12" SOLD

This painting just shipped to Susan Powell Fine Art today. This composition makes me think that the two top pears are peeking down to see what the green pear is up to. Almost out of jealousy or curiosity.

On a side note...as most of you know, I do mostly small paintings that are right around 6"x6". Lately I've been doing more and more larger pieces for gallery obligations. Not huge but still bigger than the usual, so for me this requires a bit of a different setup as far as lighting and easel, etc. I recently acquired a set of lights that includes a Lamp and Stand as well as an additional Clip on Lamp from The Daylight Company. It could be tricky buying lights for the studio but these are great. They simulate the most natural light (which for me is good because I paint mostly at night), are easy to maneuver, they have extra long cords and they don't get hot (even when they are on for hours at a time). AND they come with bulbs so they're ready to use right out of the box. Click here to read more technical stuff about them. Below is a picture of them in my studio in front of a work in progress. Check them out...highly recommended.

11 comments:

Art By Erika said...

I've never seen pears so beautifully bathed in light! Congrats!

Barbara Lemley said...

Wow. That looks just like a photo. Youre a wonderful artist.

Megha Kapoor said...

lovely thought and beautifully painted as well.

Julie Douglas said...

Hi Michael - I LOVE this! I don't think it looks like a photo. :-)) I think it looks delicious. I'd like to email you but can't find an email address. I'd be truly grateful if you emailed me or put your contact info here. i am

julie@juliedouglas.co.uk

Thanks

Brad Miedema said...

I love your pears Michael! That box is so cool. Congrats on the gallery work!

Marian Fortunati said...

Always a great painting and now wonderful and useful information too!! THANKS, Michael!

Anne said...

I enjoyed your blog and will be stopping by...the heads up on the lights was very timely too. Thanks!

laruelapalooza said...

This painting has got to be one of my all time favorites! I've been following your blog for about 2 years and I think this painting is pear-fect! ( sorry I couldn't resist)

Stephanie Berry said...

I love your pears...nice to see you going a little bigger. Thanks for the info on the lights.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

The pears are so fun, Michael.

I sure hope we can continue to get the light bulbs we like!

monica said...

I like this painting, congratulation, see you son, Monica