"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Monday, November 7, 2011

November Holiday Tables

12x16 Oil on Linen
I continue my studies with still life paintings. Setting up the still life is an art in itself! I bought these little pumpkin gourds and wanted to get as many brush miles on them as I can before I tire of them,  so here they are in a second painting. I took out an old painting of Miniature Pumpkin gourds  done in 2008 to see if my skills have improved and I am happy to say....YEAH!  double YEAH!  steadily improving!    at least I'm making some progress however slow it may seem.

6 1/2 x 18 oil on hardwood

Well, you judge....tell me what you think!   your opinions and comments are ALWAYS WELCOME!  I love hearing what your thinking and can take a punch with the best of them, LOL!  Seriously your honest critiques help me grow and are appreciated.

Thanks for Visiting!


Michelle said...

I do see your growth! The detail and dimensional aspects (does that make sense)!
BUT I still LOVE LOVE LOVE the "old" one

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank you Michelle, I feel like I've improved. The older painting doesn't have a natural feel to me, but I am happy that you still love it.

Happy Holidays!

Susie Galvin said...

HI.. After seeing the still life in person, and your representation, I am amazed.. You do get better and better... Oil is your thing!!!.