Tuesday, 8 December 2015

A Bird in Hand


 
"A Bird in Hand"
 
Oil on Canvas, 12" x 24"
Framed
$500.00

My sister gave me this Buddha figurine many years ago.  He sits in my orchid planter and for some time I have wanted to set up a still life with him as the main character.  He has a very sweet expression on his face as he holds a blue bird in his hand.  I lit him from above and the red fabric brings a nice backdrop.  The bamboo stems came into play later in the painting and help offset the red.  I was happy to have "A Bird in Hand" accepted into the Federation of Canadian Artists' Victoria Chapter, Fall Show 2015. 

Cheers!
Diana

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Heading Out


 
Heading Out
 
Oil on Canvas, 24" x 48"
Unframed
SOLD
 
"Heading Out" is a commission for a dear friend who loves fishing and boating.  He sent some photos my way and asked me to capture a morning fishing trip.  This seascape takes place out in Sooke BC.  Secretary Island is off to the right and Possession Point to the left.  It is the largest painting I have done to date.  Quite the challenge but great fun!
 
Fish on!
 
Diana


Friday, 31 October 2014

Crown Jewels


Crown Jewels
Oil on Canvas, 12" x 18"
Framed
Sold
 
Now for something completely different.  This subject matter was totally outside the box of what I usually paint for a still life.  I found these tools hanging on the peg board above my husband's work bench.  The shop overhead lighting lit up the plastic handles so nicely!  I picked out my favourite colours and set them up in a Crown mason jar.  I was so pleased to have Crown Jewels accepted into this year's Sidney Fine Arts Show.   


Grappa and Gourds



Grappa and Gourds

Oil on Canvas, 9 x 12
Framed
Gifted

From the archives;  this is a painting I did a couple years ago with a Fall theme  I remember the gourd and mini pumpkin being much more of a challenge then originally anticipated.  Finally I just had to step back and leave it alone.  Still I enjoyed creating this piece. 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Out to Dry


 

"Out to Dry"
Oil on Canvas, 12" x 24"
Framed
SOLD


"Out to Dry" is a piece done a couple years ago.  I found these two buoys hanging up in Genoa Bay.  The sun was high and created lovely shadow and strong colours for the painting.  I had to post it on my blog as one of my favourites. 

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Soup Crock




 
"Soup Crock"
Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24"
Framed
SOLD
 
 
This was the last painting for Showcase III at the Coast Collective Art Centre.  I found this lovely crock at the thrift store, minus the lid.  I fell in love with the deep shiny glaze.  I had in mind to create a painting with more of a theme, hence "Soup Crock".  Reflections were happening all over the place when I lit this from above left.  Wonderful.

Ambrosia Reflections

 
 
"Ambrosia Reflections"
Oil on Canvas, 8" x 16"
Framed
SOLD


Ambrosia's are the prettiest apple out there.  At least, I think so.  I teamed up this trio with my Lagostina sauce pot and the reflections were terrific.  It was so much fun to paint this compostion.