Sunday, February 19, 2012

Huile d'Olive

"Huile d'Olive" by Scott Ruthven 6"x8" Oil on Canvas Board

I painted this piece from life and really was drawn into the complementary red and green shapes in the olive oil decanter.  It was interesting how, even though the decanter was filled with lush, green olive oil, the red of the tomatoes shined through creating almost abstract shapes.

I found this olive oil decanter at a really cool store called O&CO Mediterranean Food Merchant in Denver Colorado.  It is so unique and elegant that I'm sure to paint it again!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Beachcombing Memories

Beachcombing Memories by Scott Ruthven 8"x8" Oil on Gallery Canvas

We like vacationing in Mexico and invariably bring home lots of shells, coral, and beach glass from our hours of walking the beaches.  I dusted a couple of them off and set up this still life to contrast one enjoying the water and one looking in longingly.  Don't worry, I let them both swim after the sitting ;-)
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