Saturday, July 5, 2008

Summer Berries, oil on gessoboard

" Summer Berries "
Oil
6"x6"
This little painting "painted itself". Every now and then a painting is effortless, it just flows. I took time this week to drive 80 miles to a stawberry farm. Eight gallons of berries later..10 batches of freezer jam and freezing whole berries for smoothies and all the fresh berries my son could eat! That's enough domestic bliss for the summer for me. Back to painting...
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8 comments:

Marsha Robinett said...

This is nice...especially enviting since I no longer can eat strawberries. It's a terrible position to be in. I just hate it!!

Great painting and I hope your show goes well next weekend.

theresamillerwatercolors said...

Hi Jennifer! This painting is so refreshing and so patriotic with the beautiful red/white/blue colors!

christine mercer-vernon said...

oh jennifer, if there was ever a painting that summed up the taste of june to me it would be this one! june is when our local, very sweet strawberries come in!! the way you handle strawberries is wonderful, but in this one i'm not sure if my favorite part is the strawberries, or the fabric underneath!! either way these look DELICIOUS!!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Marsha. I hope there are other berries you can eat!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Theresa. Checks are always cheery. I need to search out some more fabrics for my set-ups. I keep using my favorites over and over.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Christine. I really had to keep to my #4 bright on this one to keep it loose. As it turned out, what kept it loose was using the dark, transparent reds. One reason I like to gesso my own panels is the brushstokes from the gesso create a surface that grabs the paint. I like Gessoboard, too, but it is much slicker so I tend to use it on larger paintings. Dick Blick has 6x6 unprimed Masonite. My tablesaw is not accurate enough to cut these little panels.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love it!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Mary and thanks again for the Art y Pico Award!