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Neighbor’s Yard

IMG_8418 Oil on Panel | 11 x 14 | $1200 I spent the weekend painting  non stop. I learned a lot about me as an artist, I didn’t think I could finish a painting in a week that had the amount of detail that I like to show in my work. When I started Neighbors Yard I was thinking that the new series I would be starting would all have scotch tape and I would be playing with the layering of the images on top of the painting. Below are a couple of different stopping points in the process of building the painting. Untitled-1

Shake your tree |12 x 12 | Oil | $700

I had planned to paint four 12 x 12 panels of ripped paper and tape. I originally didn’t know they would be of fruit but by the time I started this painting it seemed like a good idea to develop the series further. Many ancient cultures would have wall frescos of fruit and I am trying to make contemporary fragment paintings.

Orange Sunrise #2 |12 x 12 | Oil | $700

I redid the background 3 times before I got it right. I wanted the background to have a little more texture it was looking like frosted glass which isn’t the intention.

This  would make a great wedding gift for anyone getting married in Florida or California in the future.

Ripped Grapes #2 |12 x 12 | Oil | $700

This is the first painting I did in the series. Grapes have always been my go to subject matter. I did my first drawing of grapes when I was in high school. I had gone to the market to photograph the vendors and buy some honey. When I was leaving I took a quick photo of the grapes just because.

Ripped Pears |12 x 12 | Oil |$700

2 years ago I went to Washington State for Labor Day vacation. The neighbor of the friend I was staying with had a Pear tree out front. I have seen a number of artists using the illusion of a paper being taped on top of the painting. I wanted to use the paper and tape as a metaphor of an image being restored similar to how museums will reconstruct old wall frescos.