Wednesday, March 02, 2011
"Into the Light",16x12, oil on linen, paintings of grapes,cantaloupe, copper pot and old bottle
"Into the Light", 16x12, oil on linen-$200
Believe it or not this was the very first still life that I ever painted! I'll never forget how proud I was of this painting! I took a workshop with a lovely man named Louis Tedesco, who studied for many years with David Leffel and his wife Sherrie McGraw. That was back in 2007 and I recall that I was a little intimidated at the time by all the talented people in the class.
Louis was a sweetheart, God rest his soul, and was very attentive to me in spite of my inexperience. I have messed around with the painting quite a bit since I first painted it. It's not as tight as it was originally, and I suppose that's not a bad thing.
I'll never forget Louis and what a nice man he was, as well as an incredibly talented artist. Louis, I hope you are painting in heaven with Michelangelo and company!
I need to stop holding on to paintings because I am attached to them for one sentimental reason or another. So if you'd like to purchase my very first still life painting, please use the PayPal button below.