Sunday, June 28, 2015

Alla Prima Still Life Painting Sale

Add one to your collection

Rare Oil Sketches SALE- $125 Free shipping (in the continental US, Birmingham, AL area local pick-up or delivery, unframed. Sales tax applies in AL, USA)

email me at for arrangements.

Berries With the Red Striped Bowl, 6x8, oil sketch SOLD

This following quote is apropos for a post about Alla Prima painting, which is Italian for "at the first." 

“...she took her hand and raised her brush. For a moment, it stayed trembling in a painful but exciting ecstasy in the air. Where to begin?--that was the question, at what point to make the first mark? One line placed on the canvas committed her to innumerable risks, to frequent and irrevocable decisions--- Still the risk must run; the mark made.” 
                                                  ― Virginia Woolf, from To the Lighthouse

Lenten Roses in a Tiny Green Vase, 6x8, oil sketch SOLD

My studio work involves days, weeks or months working on each piece, the painting done in multiple layers, with continual adjustments until the original vision is realized.

Pink Lentens in a Burgundy Vase, 6x8, oil sketch

Alla Prima, on the other hand, is when you must capture the correct drawing, color, value and edge quality with each brush stroke. It makes an exhilarating painting process, and pleasurable pressure with every single brushstroke. So much fun! I hope the sheer joy in the mark making shines through.  

Avocado, 5x7, oil sketch on cradled canvas SOLD

Pink Lentens in Green Glass, 6x8, oil sketch

Burgundy Pansies in a Cobalt Vase, 6x8, oil sketch

Give me an email, or a phone call (205) 529-9859 if you'd like to add one to your collection today. 

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