Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Raisin Bagel and Strawberries" Oil on 5x7 board


Below: Work in Progress photo


  1. Wow, that's an amazing bagel Debbie! Masterful painting my friend!

  2. Just lovely, as always Debbie. Also I love seeing your starts, gosh you've got such a neat palette!

    1. Thank you Judy, my palette only looks neat because I hadn't started painting yet..lol... it doesn't take long to get messy.

  3. Beautiful, Debbie. I so enjoy your work!

  4. Another amazing painting. I so love your work as really appreciate the in progress photos. Next time you photo your setup, I'd love it if you'd also take a long view showing your lighting too.

    I love how elegant and evocative of grandeur the painting looks and then seeing all the cardboard and humble easel setup. It reminds me of a book I have showing the work and set ups of great artists around the time photography became available to them. You see a gorgeous Matisse painting of a beautiful woman on a lovely sofa and then the tiny shabby room with an ugly woman (probably prostitute?) posed on tattered cloths over a beat up chaise.

    One more question (sorry to be a pest) --it looks like you do your drawing on your panel in pencil. Is that true? Do you have to spray it with fixative before painting over it? I've been experimenting with charcoal and recently tried india ink for the drawing. Charcoal works fine but the india ink was a BIG mistake. It repels the paint so that it won't dry over the ink and also insists on showing through. Oops. I thought I'd read something about that being a viable option, but it must have been coated with something first.

    Your work is my biggest inspiration right now. It's not that I want to turn out Debbie clone paintings--my way of working will never have the level of finesse of yours -- but there's just something wonderful about them that inspires me. It's partly the quality of your drawing, skill at painting wonderful sense of composition and your choice of subjects, but also the honesty of your voice that comes through the paintings.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I just found you! Such beautiful work. I love the gold highlight!

  6. Thank You so much for all of the wonderful comments!!


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