November 26, 2011

Reflected Beets

Oil on Canvas   10X20  SOLD  

Reflective Beets was an exciting work as my leaves wilted so quickly.  I roughed in the leaves as quick as I could but found that to paint what I was seeing in the fresh beets I had to study the folds and contours until the image became imprinted in my mind.  At that point I worked continuously until completion.


Fresh Strawberries

Oil on canvas 8X10  SOLD

The first in my fruit reflection series was done last year and sold.  I have moved from my reflective surfaces to work more in a master's style.  I will be posting my most resent work when I get back from the Thanksgiving visiting with my son and daughter in law in Eveetrt Washington.

Marianne W Smith

Marianne is a self-taught artist who strives to express in her paintings the mood, warmth and light of a scene as she sees it. Taking a moment in time, she captures and preserves its value and then passes it back to the viewer to enjoy. In a time when our daily lifestyles seem to become increasingly hectic and complex, Marianne is able to create a painting that reminds us of the quality and pleasure that can be derived from simplicity.