Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Out of Line

I haven't posted in a while because I have been busy with parent/teacher meetings, halloween decorations, and doctors' appointments. I have been painting every other evening, trying to stay in "shape." This one is 6x8" oil on canvas panel. Please visit my blog and website. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Missing Clove

Garlic is a very tricky thing to paint, especially when trying to remain loose. Being a white object, one must look hard for those subtle changes in color and temperature, and even then some imagination helps vitalize the painting. The blue of the shadow is not quite as light, in real life, as it came out in the photograph. This is 6x8", oil on canvas panel. Please visit my blog and/or website. Thanks

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Guardians

As opposed to using true complimentary colors, I wanted to remain analogous and cause the violet to take on a cool nature. I am still having fun letting the objects spill over the confines of the canvas. This is 6x8", oil on canvas panel. Please visit my blog or website. Thanks.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tripple Chili by Bart Dluhy

I have always been a little intimidated by having things run off the canvas. Normally I paint my objects within the border of the canvas. With these smaller, daily paintings, I have felt more comfortable experimenting with cropped subjects. This has been very refreshing, and has allowed for more options, compositionally. As I continue, I hope these arrangements become more natural feeling. This one is 8x6", oil on canvas panel. Please visit my website or blog. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cherry Red

I like the inner glow of thr bright red in this cherry, although I will probably return to work on the background/negative space at some point. This is 12x9 oil on canvas panel. Please visit my website or blog. Thanks

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

An Apple a Day - Not for Sale

Generally with these daily paintings I try to paint one painting in approximately 60 minutes or so. This last one proved to be more difficult and I ended up spending about 90 minutes each night, for the last 2 nights. My wife has been asking me for the last few weeks to paint this funky old vase that belonged to her grandmother. I tried to remain as loose as possible while keeping the realism.

The title refers to fighting breast cancer. Today was my wife's first Chemo treatment and we are full of mixed emotions. The pink vase refers to the ribbon representing breast cancer awareness. It is also something beautiful, but delicate. The apple represents the fight. Whatever one can do (self exams, mammograms, pushing for breast MRIs) to keep the doctor away... well at least reduce the number and severity of their services.

For all of those who have expressed their sentiments, and to those who have helped my family and others like us, thank you so much. No one can do it without all of the support! Please visit my website or blog.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Drapery Study by Bart Dluhy

The painting I started yesterday was more complicated than I had anticipated, so I finished up tonight. I won't photograph it until tomorrow so I am going to post one of my drapery studies tonight. These always prove helpful in training the eye to see abstract shapes instead of what we think we know about a subject. I highly recommend this type of study to anyone who doesn't already do them. Please visit my website or Blog. Thanks.
(This was supposed to be posted yesterday but Blogger was having some upload problems)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Close Company

I like the color combination of this one. I tried to remain a loose as possible. This is 8x10", oil on canvas panel for $60. Please contact me through my website or blog with any questions or interest.

The Smiths

I have been busy the last couple of days preparing for my wife's chemotherapy, so I haven't been able to photograph the paintings I do at night (I like to photograph the paintings in natural north light). Since it has been a couple of days, I will post the last few paintings today. This one is 7x9", oil on canvas panel. Contact me through my website or blog with any questions.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Avant Gourd by Bart Dluhy

My two daughters helped pick out some of my holiday gourds to paint. This is the first one. I most enjoy painting the little bumps on these gourds. With the daily paintings I am trying to limit myself to 60 minutes but I think the essence still comes across. I would like to loosen up a little more, but I tend to get tunnel vision on the individual aspects. With each daily painting I try a little harder. This is oil on canvas panel, 8x10" for $50. Please contact me through my website or blog. Thanks.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tiny 'Kin by Bart Dluhy

I think these little pumpkin/gourds have so much character. Each year I paint a few. This is this year's first. I know, cliche, orange on blue, but it pops so well. This is 7x9" oil on canvas panel for $75. Contact me through my website or blog. Remember October is breast cancer awareness month. Thanks.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Getting Warmer

I love the look of chili peppers, especially habaneros. I liked the contrast against the bowl. This one is oil on canvas panel, 7x9". Please visit my website or blog.

Friday, October 5, 2007


I am a former Chef so I looked through my pantry to find objects in the primary colors. This was a quick sketch focused around baking. Domino is 8 x 10" oil on canvas. Any interests should contact me through my website or my blog.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Stop and Go

I made this arrangement and after starting to paint, I realized it looked like a stoplight. This is oil on canvas, 10 x 22", $225. Any inquiries should contact me through my website or blog. 10% of all my sales goes to breast cancer research. In August my wife was diagnosed and is in the course of treatment. October is breast cancer awareness month. Please sign up for my newsletter. Thanks for your support.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sweet Tart

I liked the color combinations. I ignored some compositional rules, yet I feel it still works pretty well. My focus was on simplifying realistic folds. This is Oil on Canvas 10x14, $50. Contact me through my website or blog with any questions.