Category Archives: Still Life

New oil still life

Had time for one more tulip still life in my Waverley studio before heading back to Ottawa. “Complementary Coffee” 12 x 12 x 1.5 in. oil on gallery wrapped canvas. Enjoy! K.M. Advertisements

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Sunny little still life

Snuck some time for a little still life, “Cupcake with Tulips” 10 x 10 x 1.5 in. oil on gallery stretched canvas. This piece was painted with my limited 5 colour (including white) palette I’m back in Ottawa next week and … Continue reading

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A different 4 colour palette today…

Decided to change up the Zorn palette and try a different 4 colours.  Lemon yellow, burnt sienna, white and Ultramarine Blue.  This small oil alla prima still life doesn’t represent the huge range you can get from these 4 colours … Continue reading

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Oil paint – it’s what’s for breakfast

Couldn’t help myself from giving my Yellow Things still life a final once over – I’m really happy with it now.  Also stated a new Grantchester Meadows landscape – establishing some dark, light and midtone masses. Stay tuned for more … Continue reading

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Zorn fruit revisited

Realized my first attempt was a little chalkier than I would like so did a minor retouch – still getting used to this very minimal 4 colour palette. K.M.

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“Lambie” – a graphite sketch

A little graphite sketch of my daughter’s much loved and well-traveled “Lambie”. A great subject for some more Zorn palette practice.  Stay tuned… K.M.

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Zorn Palette Fruit

My first experiment on painting a subject in oil using the very limited Zorn palette. I used cad red for my red, ivory black, titanium white and yellow ochre.  This piece is done on 9 x 12 in. canvas paper … Continue reading

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