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Daisies, Pottery and Pumpkins

Here is the latest plein air still life that we did on Friday. It includes a Roseville Futura Vase (Black Flame) with gerbera daisies, 2 little pumpkins and a tea pot by potter Stephen Fabrico. My palette is phthalo blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light and titanium white. I use Gamblin paint. We missed a few weeks due to the fires, heat and smoke here in Sonoma County.

Daisies, Pottery, and Pumpkins, 20 x 16, Oil#Roseville#FabricoPottery

More Sunflowers

This was a plein air still life that we did about three weeks ago. It is sunflowers in a Natalie Blake vase who is a Vermont potter. I had her work in my gallery in Bradford, Vermont. My pallete is Phthalo blue, Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium red light and Titanium white. I use Gamblin paint.

More Sunflowers, 28 x 22, Oil, #sunflowers,#NatalieBlake

Apples and Tea Pot

Well last weeks plein air still life is painting of apples and a beautiful tea pot made by potter Johanna Chase. Here in Northern California it is apple season so I bought some and set a up a still life with a table cloth, apples and a tea pot. I had Johanna Chase’s work in my gallery in Bradford, Vermont. I closed my gallery in 2014. It was 108 degrees on Friday when we painted this. My palette is Phthalo blue, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light and titanium white.

Apples and Tea Pot, 16 x 12, Oil #Johanna Chase#TeaPot#Ceramics

Still Life of Onions, Vase and Tea Pot

This painting was painted last week plein air. I used Phthalo Blue instead of Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Red Light instead of Alizarin Crimson. I also used Titanium White and Cadmium Yellow Light, all Gamblin Oil Paints. My Palette is based on John Phototschnick’s book, Limited Palette, Unlimited Color. He uses just three colors and white and mixes all the colors he needs. The 46 color combinations are demonstrated in this book. If you can work your way through his book, you will understand color.

Onions, Vase and Tea Pot, 8 x 10, Oil#stillLife#Teapot