Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sweet n' Spicey

Original Oil on Panel 6 x 6 - SOLD
Currently Showing at the Christmas Small Works Show
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

This is the first post workshop painting I've done. It's always interesting to paint following a workshop, because you feel like you have all this new knowledge and no idea how to paint! So I've tried to forget everything I knew before and focus on the new stuff. My goal here was trying to nail the colour and tonal values - painting what I see. I'm pleased with the outcome, especially with the jalapeno pepper on the plate. The colour nuances really worked on that little guy.



  1. This came out quite lovely Claire! I love the brush strokes and flow of everything....this new medium for you might be challenging but it is definitely creating wonderful new works!

  2. Thanks for your comments. It's always challenging to trying growing a new direction, but I am having fun with it.

  3. Hi Claire
    This is a wonderful composition and exciting palette!

  4. Hi Steven,
    Thanks very much for the feedback, I'm glad you like it. It's always a struggle to try to put new painting techniques into effect.

  5. Hi Claire. You are right - the jalapeno pepper on the plate is stunning! I think that when changing medium, style, subject matter you have to really look for and appreciate what works. I appreciate your pepper.

  6. Hi Judy,
    Thanks so much for your encouragement. It means a lot to have another artist cheer me on! And I really like your work also. :-)