Ranunculus Daily Painting

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Ranunculus – 4" x 6" – Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

Hello Friends,

Here is the first daily painting in a week, I am still working on three mid-size paintings for Artomatic, and so time to paint daily paintings has been somewhat limited. Yesterday evening I purchased some flowers so I would be inspired to continue painting even after I had focused most of the day on the other painting. The ploy worked, after calling it quits with the other painting I was still motivated to paint a daily painting. This is also my first attempt at this silver mint julep cup, I love the abstract shapes in the reflections.

Here are some interesting Flickr images of ranunculus I came across tonight: 1) *Louise**, 2) salala817, 3) *ojoyous1*, and 4) dotsara

Have a wonderful evening! Liz

Tomato and Garlic Still Life

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Tomato and Garlic – 6" x 8" – Oil on Canvas Panel – SOLD

When purchasing this tomato I knew it would get painted before being eaten. However when setting out to paint it, it took three tries before I was satisfied with the composition. Now that I have more time to dedicate to painting the setting up and working out a “scene” for my still lifes is becoming more important to me. If I am not pleased with it, I do not feel like I am wasting time by scraping the start down.

Here are a few heirloom tomato Flickr finds that I thought were nice: Zeetz Jones, MatthewA, clayirving , and Lelonopo