To view all of Amanda's paintings, visit http://www.amandafishfineart.com/

EVENTS AND SHOWS:

Balboa Island Art Walk, Sunday, May 17th, 9am-5pm. I will be at my same location, 9 years (!), at Onyx Ave. I love this one-day show. Balboa Island, CA. Visit www.balboaislandartwalk.info

Art-A-Fair, Laguna Beach, CA. I'm thrilled to be a part of this great annual art event for the 2nd year! Opens June 26 - though August 30th. http://www.artafair.com/


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Roses

"Spring Blooms,"  oil sketch, 5"x7"  - (update sold)
 
Aaah roses, one of the biggest challenges for me as an oil painter.  When spring arrives and roses start blooming I am reminded to keep working through the my hesitation to paint them.  I used to paint roses often as a watercolor artist.  I didn't seem to have the difficulty I feel trying to paint roses in oil.  I'll keep painting the beautiful colorful varieties I see this spring and summer.  At least they are a lovely subject to look at while you paint them! 
 
I recently located photographs of some watercolors I had done many years ago.  I thought it would be fun to show you this rose painting. "White Blooms," watercolor, 18"x24" painted on Arches cold press paper.
 
"White Blooms" - watercolor
 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Oranges

"Petite Nosh," oil on linen, 6"x8" - sold
 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Still Life in the large

"Fruit Arrangement with Copper,"  oil on linen, 12"x24" - available through the artist.
 
This is a recent painting I did for my solo exhibition at Segil Fine Art Gallery.  It's one of the largest still life paintings I have ever done.  (A departure and a challenge for me!)  Last fall I chose fruit, gathered eucalyptus leaves, berries and placed an old copper pitcher in the composition.  I worked slowly though the painting, with many thin layers before placing the final highlights.  Below is a picture take at the gallery showing the lovely frame on "Fruit Arrangement with Copper."