Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Sweets

I have been doing most of my posting on Facebook lately and, sadly, 
leaving my blog posts lagging behind.  
But here I am making amends!

My newest still life is from this years Easter table setting.

My pencil drawing ready to go.

I am not an "all over" painter.  I like to work on one object at a time as I move across the scene.
This scene is drenched in sunlight, leaving the objects in high key values and crisp, bold colors.

Laying in the first glazes on the cloth.
I found this antique piece in a flea market years ago.
Over the years I have used it many Easters to decorate my buffet table.

A shot from my work table as I progress.
I have always worked from butcher tray pallettes.
I prefer to squeeze out small amounts of paint as I work rather than the compartment 
trays where the paint remains with several paintings. 
 I find it difficult to keep the colors pure as I go back again and again to a color for mixing.
I have several of these trays that I often use at one time.
Some are over 30 years old.

And this is where I am now.
I hope to finish by the end of the week but I think those jelly beans may have other ideas!

I will try not to neglect my blog again, but if you ever wonder where the heck I am,
wander over to my Facebook page and join me. :)


  1. Another incredible painting in the works Carmella! Your talent blows me away! I love all the gorgeous colors and details!!

    1. Thank you so much Celia! I think still life may be overtaking flowers as my favorite subject to paint.


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