Two Lemons and Blue Bowl by Martin Gardner

Two Lemons and Blue Bowl by Martin Gardner

5 x 4″, oil on wood
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The last week has been wonderfully and finally snowy, with some dramatic wind and freezing temperatures. Consequently I am through with winter and ready for spring. I think we got our share.

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Rose in Glass, 6 x 6 by Martin Gardner

Rose in Glass, 6 x 6 by Martin Gardner

6 x 6″, oil on wood
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Finally we got some snow, and that means the kids walking to school had a grand old time this morning! Then the squirrels, then the assorted hobos that walk by all day. It was nice to paint and look out the window, and not too cold either.

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6 x 4″, oil on wood
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The sun is back out! It almost looked like we would be getting some snow… and then nothing. It’s pretty cold though. Does anyone else really wish there was some good old fashioned snow on the ground?

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6 x 4″, oil on wood
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I’m sorry for the long time since my last posted painting. The holidays were an exciting and sad time. On November 20, I lost my cat Goliath (who I have painted many times over the years.) He will be missed.

I will be resuming my regular schedule of painting and hope you will take a moment to comment or bid. There will only be one auction per week, though if there are more paintings, I will add them on here with a “Buy It Now” sort of button or link.

As always, thanks so much for viewing my work.

“Golden Pear” 5 x 6″ oil on card by Martin Gardner

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Pears look like people, don’t you think? This one seems to have a bellybutton. I’m not sure why pears are more people-like than other fruits, but it certainly seems to be true.

Back in college, gessoed card was what we painted on all the time. We used rabbit skin glue to size the paper (Arches watercolor in this case) and thankfully, now there is acrylic gesso to size and prime the paper in one step. (Two steps if you count both coats. Three steps if you count the first oil painting layer.)

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Red Berries and Chinese Bowl by martin Gardner, 8 x 5″, oil on card

I remember back in school that many of the students were flummoxed at how to paint leaves. I always thought of them like ballerina hands. They have an elegance, a drama to them. It’s true that the coloration can be a bit tricky, but when they’re done they really add something to the piece, I think. I really enjoyed painting the reflections in the shiny wood too!

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“Watching the World Outside” 6 x 5″ oil on card by Martin Gardner

Now that the squirrels are losing their minds outside before winter hits, the cats can’t stay away from the windows. They’re tearing through the house like their tails are on fire! It’s pretty funny to watch.

I got a mailing list thing together. I hope you will consider signing up for it. I’ll send out weekly emails with news and so forth. Thank you!

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“The Last Rose” 8 x 4″, oil on wood by Martin Gardner

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There are still a few roses clinging to life outside, along with some chrysanthemums, asters, and various berries. I thought I should get them into the house before they were gone!

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“Apples and Chinese Bowl” 8 x 4″ oil on wood by Martin Gardner

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I think I will not be getting the hang of taking these pictures. My neighbor tried to show me but the glare on the wet paint never seems to go away. I hope this is effective. Then again, whoever buys the painting will get a pleasant surprise.

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“White Gourd, Bowl, and Maple Leaf”, 8 x 2.75″, oil on wood by Martin Gardner

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We always called the pumpkin-shaped gourds “pumpkins” but I guess they’re really just gourds. The squirrels have just about demolished the actual pumpkins I left on the porch, but these I kept safely inside so they were safe!

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