This is the second attempt at painting this stone lantern at the Japanese Garden in Moses Lake. I adjusted the composition from the actual scene to make a more pleasing layout. Mainly lowering the horizon line and decreasing the size of the houses in the background. I also made every attempt at making the lantern and two trees next to it feel like one shape.
The beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate.
I found this old Inglenook wine jug in the back room of my dad’s shop and he let me take it home to add to my collection of things to paint. I liked the green color and it had a nice shape. It sat around for a while and finally inspired me to paint it. Unsure of what to do for the background, (and after trying several different things) I finally decided on a little wooden crate I had. I put the jug inside, played with the lighting and here you have it — the beginning of a series of paintings of things in the crate. I didn’t really know it was going to be a series, but as soon as this one was done I realized I had other things that wanted to go in the crate to be painted, and so it began…
This is a still life set up I did one winter evening. The background image it a bottle of rum that has a unique wicker wrap. Then we have the small foot stool, a couple sprigs from a Douglas Fir Tree and the bottle of Tobasco.
This is somewhat of a different painting for me because the oil paint was applied very thin so there isn’t much surface tuxture.