Standing Tall: Oil on 16″ x 14″ Canvas
All In: Oil on 14″ x 18″ Cradled Wood
I started off with a simple set up for this one using only two of each kind of fruit. I then decided something was missing, so I added the fruit in the shadows. I wanted to implement the stylistic features of Chiaroscuro paintings, which emphasizes dark to light.
Available here: https://vanessawithun.com/still-life/
Alla Prima Raspberries and Bottle: Oil on 6″ x 6″ Canvas
I decided to work on some mini paintings while I work on larger projects. This was painted from life with some creative additions. 🙂
I love the idea of creating dynamic and expressive still life paintings. Still life does not have to be still or boring. I will continue to make these mini paintings exploring colors, textures, and light.
Click here to purchase: www.vanessawithun.com
Strawberries: Oil on 8″ x 8″ Panel
Climbing Roses: Oil on 12″ x 16″ Panel
My rose bush bloomed for the second time this season. I planted these last summer in dedication to my late grandmother who helped raise me as a child and who loved to garden. I was never good at growing plants, but these roses have been an exception. My grandmother’s name is Milagros, which translates to miracle in English. I always think of her journey to United States and related to my own journey here. I dedicate this painting to her memory.
I knew what angle I wanted for this painting as soon as I saw them. This was sketched yesterday and painted from life near my fence alla prima and laying on the paint thickly and working on a pre-textures canvas.