Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Red Plums, 6 x 6 " oil on museum quality panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

$100

Sweet, tart, red and juicy are the best words to describe one of my favorite fruits. My mom used to buy lots of fruit when we were growing up and I always loved plums. We had wild plums growing in our yard, but they were really small like cherries and only good for cooking and making plum jelly or jam.
It's hard to believe we are approaching the end of January and the completion of the thirty paintings challenge. It has been great and I have seen so many wonderful paintings from all the artists.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

30 Paintings In 30 Days-Day 24

Saturday Citrus, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2015, Fay Terry

$100 free shipping

I set this still life up last night knowing that I was going to paint very early this morning.  I decided to do this as quickly as I could and spent less than an hour.  I am pleased with the result. The bowl is another piece from the gallery in Southport, that I purchased at last year's "Empty Bowls" event which I will tell you more about later.
Thanks for looking at my work and I hope ya'll have a great week-end. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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Fingerling Sweet Potatoes, 6 x 6 " acrylic on gessobord, ©2015, Fay Terry

$100, free shipping

These tiny fingerling potatoes are the best, I love cutting them into skinny wedges and roasting them in the oven with skins on and olive oil, salt, and pepper added. They get a little crunchy and then they are good dipped in something like a lemon aioli sauce.
My cooking time has been a little limited recently, but next month will be time to get back to trying more new recipes.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

30 Paintings In 30 Days-Day 20

Shiny Fruit, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord, ©2015, Fay Terry

$100

This painting is one of my favorites that I have painted in the challenge. I love the dark parts of the cherries and the empty bowl. I am still working to improve my composition skills and some days setting up a still life seems easier than others.

Monday, January 19, 2015

30 Paintings In 30 Days-Day 19

Bowl Game, 6 x 6 " oil on panel, ©2013, Fay Terry


$100

I am still enjoying the big bag of cherries I bought; they are delicious and great fun to paint. They are like little jewels when a light shines on them they really come alive. This group seems to be playing a game and so far only two have managed to get inside the bowl. Not sure what the strategy is but it looks like one more is getting close!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

30 Paintings In 30 Days-Day 18

Stand Offish, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

$100

These pears look as if they are trying to avoid each other; even their stems are leaning away from each other. These Comice pears look very different when light hits them from various angles. They are still fun to paint, but getting the colors correct is a challenge.



Saturday, January 17, 2015

30 Paintings In 30 Days-Day 17

Grapefruit And Kumquats, 6 x 6 " oil on museum quality panel, ©2015, Fay Terry

$100 plus shipping

This is the second painting I've done with red grapefruit and kumquats. The yellow bowl is a favorite of mine, handmade by Donna Mandell,  one of the potters at Franklin Square Gallery, where I have some of my paintings. It has a handle on the left which is not seen here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

30 Paintings In 30 Days-Day 16

Tall And Lean, 6 x 6 " oil on gessobord panel, ©2015, Fay Terry


$100 free shipping

These are new pears that I haven't tasted yet; they are Comice pears. I was drawn to their interesting shapes and the long stems. Their coloring is also different from most pears, they are mostly golden with only a few hints of green. I can't wait to see how they taste when they soften up a bit.