Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day One Hundred-Seven

                                                        'Oranges on Orange'

8 x 8 oil on panel
50.00 + 6.00 s + h

     I haven't done oranges before, but watching other painters do them has made me interested.... I also like the way I have seen them cut into wedges... Anyway, I got these started last night, and this morning I started looking for darks and lights, and debated with myself as to whether or not to put the pattern on the plate. (it was solid white, with only the shadows added)  So I thought, "what the heck"  I'll add the pattern, because the plate was rather boring without it.  I did it, and was pleased with the effect.   Sometimes I seem to bite off more than I can chew... anybody else do that ?


  1. Sandy,
    I like this and good call on the polka dots on the plate. I think you did a great job with the orange wegdes- I have not painted those before either. Like the blue and orange together.
    I bite off more than I can chew everyday that I paint- just trying to catch up to all the awesome artists I see out there, You included!

  2. Thanks Kathy... your comments are so sweet. I think that painting everyday REALLY improves every painters work. It's a matter of teaching yourself just a little bit everytime you sit before your canvas. Each time we learn a little more about color, form, composition, texture, etc., etc. !!-Sandy Haynes

  3. sandy, this is just amazing! i love that you added the pattern to the plate, it ties it all together and adds a wonderful graphic quality to a lovely painting! and yes, i'm chewing madly with a mouth full of too much! i'd better get back to work.