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I decided to get into the holiday season by painting a little Christmas-themed still life painting. I have to say, this thing was a bit of a challenge, but I’m fairly happy with the results! This piece is available here at my Etsy shop, ArtworkbyBob. Happy Holidays!

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love to bake. It was only a matter of time before my love of baked sweets met my love of still life painting! I’ve wanted to paint pretty cakes for a long time, and I finally got around to baking up a batch of beautiful red velvet cupcakes with the intention of making adorable still life paintings with them.

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Here are my first two cupcake paintings! They are currently available here and here. Check out my other paintings for sale at my Etsy shop, ArtworkbyBob!

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I’m contemplating what I should bake next… maybe a pumpkin pie? Or a layer cake? Decisions, decisions…

I am such a sucker for those silly, decorative pumpkins that magically appear in the grocery store every October. I bought this white pumpkin, along with some flowers, last week for my students at Carlsbad Art Farm. We had a lovely still life lesson, which was a lot of fun, but left me with a lot of leftover (and perishable) still life props. Waste not, want not! I took the loot home and set up my own pumpkin still life to paint.

IMG_8178I love the orange stripes! This painting is available here at my etsy shop, Artworkbybob. Take a look!

I love making these little autumn themed paintings! This painting features more fall produce: a pumpkin, grapes and a pomegranate. The flower is an azalea from my garden – not quite keeping with the fall theme, but still very pretty.

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This painting is 8 by 10 inches, just a little bigger than the others in my store. Please check out my shop, ArtworkbyBob, and stay tuned for more updates!

I love autumn! This is the time of the year that really inspires me to paint with warm, comforting colors. This still life features a persimmon and a pumpkin – beautiful seasonal produce. IMG_7994

Unlike the other paintings I am currently selling at ArtworkbyBob, this piece is available already framed and ready to hang!

I’ll be updating again soon with more fall-themed still life paintings, so stay tuned!

I recently finished this little painting for my new Etsy shop. I’ve been trying to keep my still life paintings simpler, so I chose to only focus on the flowers and leave the background black. Available at my Etsy store, ArtworkbyBob.

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These flowers are English roses from my garden. I grow these for my still life paintings. This is the Heritage rose, and one of my favorites to paint.

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I have a few more paintings on the easel, so keep checking back for more!

After a lot of work (and procrastination) I am proud to announce that I have (finally) started my very own Etsy shop! ArtworkbyBob is officially open for buisiness!

Here is a little preview of some of the pieces in my shop:

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Most of the paintings, with a few exceptions, are 5 by 7 inches. I’ll be posting more paintings as I add them to the shop, so check back often!

Thank you!