Saturday, March 25, 2017

Contemplation: Oranges, Silver, and Red Teapot



Today's painting for you:

Contemplation: Oranges, Silver, and Red Teapot

This is the final image - after varnishing - of one of my most recently completed paintings.  Along with about 60 other pieces, this will be in my show starting tomorrow.  All the details are here: www.jeffhayes.com/paradise

Please come and see it in person - I'd love to meet you!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Contemplation: Silver and Orange



Today's painting for you:

"Contemplation: Silver and Orange", oil on linen, 9x12 inches, 2017

This is the final image - after varnishing - of one of my most recently completed paintings.  Along with about 60 other pieces, this will be in my show starting tomorrow.  All the details are here: www.jeffhayes.com/paradise

Please come and see it in person - I'd love to meet you!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Contemplation: Oranges, Olives, Ginger Jar


Today's painting for you:

"Contemplation: Oranges, Olives, Ginger Jar", oil on linen, 9x12 inches, 2017

This is the final image - after varnishing - of one of my most recently completed paintings.  Along with about 60 other pieces, this will be in my show starting tomorrow.  All the details are here: www.jeffhayes.com/paradise

Please come and see it in person - I'd love to meet you!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Teacup with Oriental Rug XIV


Today's painting for you

"Teacup with Oriental Rug XIV", Oil on Panel, 5x5 inches, 2015

This painting - along with about 60 others - will be in my show this weekend - you can find all of the details by clicking here.

Please come see it in person!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pear, Waterglass, and Oriental Rug


A Painting for You

"Pear, Waterglass, and Oriental Rug", Oil on Panel, 12x12 inches, 2013

One of my favorite effects to play with in my paintings is the way in which a glass full of water will become a mirror if viewed from the right angle.   You can see that here in the reflection of the pear on the right-hand side of the glass, but also a little more subtly in the way the rug is reflected by the top of the water, which is also acting like a mirror.

This painting - along with about 60 others - will be in my show this weekend - you can find all of the details by clicking here.

Please come see it in person!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tangerine, Knife, Shotglass




Tangerine, Knife, Shotglass

"Tangerine, Knife, Shotglass", Oil on Linen, 24x30 inches, 2014

Preparations for this weekend's show are coming along.  All of the painting is done, and now I'm immersed in all the behind-the-scenes work and details that go into making one of these events happen.

This painting - a riot of reflections and hightlights in the shotglass - will be the centerpiece of my show - please come see it in person!

Click here for all the information, plus a preview of the paintings I'll be showing you: http://www.jeffhayes.com/paradise/ 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Outside Looking In




Outside Looking In

"Outside Looking In", Oil on Linen, 30x30 inches, 2014

Sometimes I get the sneaking feeling that everybody else is having more fun than me, so I concocted this composition with the peach and lone cherry stuck outside wondering what's going on in there.  Of course, the cherries crammed inside the jar are probably envying the breathing room those on the  outside are enjoying.  The grass always seems greener...

This will be one of the headline paintings at my upcoming show this weekend, along with about 60 other pieces.  All the information is here, along with a preview of the other paintings I'll be showing: http://www.jeffhayes.com/paradise/ .

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Vessels and Cloths



Vessels and Cloths

"Vessels and Cloths", Oil on Canvas, 20x16 inches, 2016

The different textures of the objects in this painting - glass, metal, and ceramic - made for a wonderful exploration of how light interacts with each of these kinds of surfaces. I also loved playing with the contrast between the fiery warm and soothing cool tones of the cloths.

This painting - along with about 60 others - will be on display at the Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough, MA. Come see it in person!

All the information is here, along with a preview of the other paintings I'll be showing: http://www.jeffhayes.com/paradise/

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Paperweight: Blue Pitcher




Paperweight: Blue Pitcher

"Paperweight: Blue Pitcher", Oil on Wood, 2x1.5 inches, 2012

This is one of my truly small paintings - at just 2x1.5 inches, there are postage stamps the same size.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gourd with Jar of Blueberries





Gourd with Jar of Blueberries

"Gourd with Jar of Blueberries", Oil on Panel, 6x5 inches, 2012