This is the second of three commissioned paintings. This one is the companion to the Fruit and Jam painting I showed in the last post. Both will hang above the same door, so I tied them together compositionally, as you can see.

For those of you who like to see the process, below is a photo of the grisaille, or monochrome underpainting. Below that is a photo of my initial charcoal drawing on the panel.

Important Announcement: I am holding a pre-holiday sale of my inventory. It's time to make room for more art! So if you are in Anchorage on Friday, November 19 or Saturday November 20, I hope you will come by to look at the many paintings, drawings, watercolors, and prints I will have available. If you have seen something on the blog or website that interests you but you can't make it to my sale, please contact me at I am happy to do sales at a distance.

The sale takes place at 4050 Lake Otis Parkway, Suite 201, Anchorage, AK 99508. Sale hours are Friday, Nov. 19, 10 AM - 7 PM and Saturday, Nov. 20. 2 PM - 5 PM. You can also read about it by following this link. Please come by and bring a friend!


8" x 14" oil on linen panel