Still Life

Swedish Shadow Play

Posted in Paintings, Still Life on November 16th, 2010 by Michelle Thelen – Be the first to comment
Swedish Shadow Play

Swedish Shadow Play, oil on wood 16x20"

Lemonade

Posted in Paintings, Still Life on November 16th, 2010 by Michelle Thelen – Be the first to comment
Lemonade

Lemonade, oil on canvas 16x20"

Painted with a technique called “Bistre-Grisai.”    It is a Dutch method, where you first paint an underpainting that uses browns for the shadows and grey-whites for the light areas.  Then color is added on top.

Grandpa’s Ale Bowl

Posted in Paintings, Still Life on November 16th, 2010 by Michelle Thelen – Be the first to comment
Grandpa's Ale Bowl

Grandpa's Ale Bowl, oil on canvas 14x18"

The bowl is Norwegian pottery made by the Tolkheims, a husband & wife team.  The painting is named after 2 grandpas:  My Grandpa George who was a big story teller and beer drinker, and my Great Grandpa Rasmus who was a fiesty Norwegian who never drank a drop in in life.