Cherry painting on paper

Worked on another small cherry painting – this time on paper. I did not get over to the farmer’s market this morning. Instead, we went to Alden Lane Nursery in search for strawberry plans. My daughter made a pallet planter and was hoping to grow strawberries in it. Apparently, strawberry plants are hard to come by. She instead got bush variety green and purple beans, thyme and edamame. I am happy with this substitution.

If you are interested in purchacing this painting, It will be available in my Etsy shop

First Cherries of the season

I bought our first batch of cherries this past weekend at the Pleasanton Farmer’s market. They did not disappoint – a perfect balance of sweetness. They are my favorite summer treat. The market was wonderful – ran into a friend – kept our distance. It was just so nice to be together, even briefly.

This is a small painting – acrylic on a panel 6×6.

Which are your favories? Bing or Rainier?

artwork in progress

For me, this is how it typically starts when doing a still life. I like to make sure that the background color feels right. This is a classic case of using the complimentary color (red and green). It is also the time when I step back and make sure that I like the positioning/composition of the objects. I will add more details as I go!