Wednesday, September 28, 2016

086 Two Plums, Two Cups, still life painting

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"86 Two Plums, Two Cups" 6x6 in

When I walked into the room it was dark and I was hoping against hope. As the light went on they burst into my vision on the table, two cups, a yellow one and a blue. It fired my imagination because I knew what it meant. Trying not to think too much, I did the only thing I could think of. With a gentle thud the first plum dropped in the cup. The other one was on the table and I tried to collect my thoughts.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

090 Watermelon Chunks still life painting

Cool clean water melon chunks in a white bowl with a blue stripe eaten by me. Hear the crunch as I bite down on the crisp pieces.  Feel the coolness of the bowl. This is a health fantasy.

Monday, September 26, 2016

107 Red Tomato

Sunday, September 25, 2016

107 Parked Fiat Painting

This beautiful painting of a small car, a Fiat, was painted on location from a beach chair placed on the sidewalk. The beach chair gave me a low perspective, a low point of view. I love these small cars but do not own one. I like that the car shows up well against the background. To buy, click the link,
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Saturday, September 24, 2016

076 Watermelon

A slice watermelon sits on a white plate with one chunk ready for consumption, yum! I can taste the refreshing watery coolness and hear the crunch as I squash it in my mouth. Now days there is no season for watermelon. We can go to the grocery store any time of year and buy some.  
Thanks for looking.  Fred Bell

I do a new painting every day.  Come back and see more!

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Friday, July 22, 2016

053 Strawberries, Daily Painting Ritual,

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053 Strawberries for today.  One of my students died on Wednesday and I was pretty upset by it.  This painting proves I don't have to let it dominate.  Put on your strawberry face!!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

051 Blueberries in Yellow Cup, Daily Painting Ritual. 6x6"


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Daily Paintworks is where I am listing and showing my work now.
It is an easy way to keep track and show you all of my painting a day work.  There is a lot of things to think about and get organized for selling my work.  Listing on social media and figuring out how to do that, there is a learning curve.  This blog has been neglected but I hope to change that.  I just try to learn it all little by little like the turtle.

These paintings sell for $40. through eBay. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Daily painting ritual, 6x6" Fred Bell

Raspberries are very fragile. They also fade and get soft pretty quickly. I can see why they are expensive.  The only reason I bought these was to paint them, and then of course, I ate them.  Really good.

Friday, July 08, 2016

020 Peaches, Daily Painting Ritual, Fred Bell

This is one of my daily paintings.  I do a new painting every day and list it on eBay.
I started on June 1, 2016.
It has been a huge help to me in terms of figuring out what to paint
and what to do each day.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

018 Avocado Still Life Painting, Daily Painting Ritual, 6x6"

017 Avocado, sold

018 Avocado

It was suggested to me by a friend that I give a rest to the apples.
Here's my response.
6x6, oil on cradled panel

This painting was done by Fred Bell in his 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin studio.  Fred has been 
painting for a long time and you can see it in the 
way he uses colors and brushwork and composition.  
These small brilliant paintings come out of a need for quiet.  
All is quiet when the brushes are moving.

These paintings are done in oil on a masonite panel with a 
cradle on the back.  The cradle is a lip 
on the back with a wire that make each 
painting easy to hang right out of the box.  
Each day I list a new painting for sale.  This routine, ritual, 
helps to give my life stability.  Everyday when I wake up 
I know what to do.  
It's bliss.