Apple Still Lifes nearing completion

I managed to get a couple of hours worth of painting time in on both of these still lifes. The paint started mucking up on me. There always seems to be a time during any of my paintings that I start thinking it looks like crap and that it will be sent to the scrap heap. After a few years of regular painting time, however, I find that the piece normally turns around and becomes something I'm proud of.

Today I even started applying the paint with my fingers. Don't know why, but it seemed a good idea at the time. By using gessobord, the smooth surface makes it very easy to push the paint around. But now my hands are a mess and I need to finish up supper. Pot roast and mashed potatoes. Shoot, might even make biscuits and a salad.

The Phidian Art Show is accepting artwork this week for their 60th show next week. I have to pick two pieces to enter. Last year, I was honored with Best of Show. This show is nice because they have many different awards and is highly respected in our area. What is also nice is the chance to see other area artists and get reaquainted with them and their artwork. My husband, Jeff, also seems to enjoy it also.