Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Funbrellas - SOLD

I cannot even tell you how long I've had these little umbrellas - oh wait, yes I can.  They came from our first trip to Hawaii.  I don't save every little thing, but I did bring them back cause they are just plain fun.  The little red one was injured and does not stay open, alas!  But the blue one was sitting pretty in this little aperitif/vodka shot glass which I love to use for single flowers that I gather from anyplace, anywhere, anytime.  I love live flowers.  Flowers from a garden are just different from hothouse flowers.  Even roses that are hybrid (you know the ones you get for Valentine's Day) have lost their magnificent smell.  Not the one's that are, shall we say, homegrown.  Yup, Spring is in the air and I am so there!


  1. This is such a nice little painting! I love the atmosphere that you have created with lost and found edges. Love the shot glass and the reflections!

  2. Oh my! What a fun little painting!! This cute little couple should be named Mai and Li! I can hear Chinese music playing in my imagination. Mai and Li are circling around each other, scooting along gently and gracefully, bowing and lifting! This painting is full and running over with fun. You have once again packed a very small canvas with border to border vibrancy! Great job Barb!! I love it.

  3. As per Julie:
    "not many a human eye would find composition in those two drink umbrellas!
    great idea! makes me thirsty for a martini........"

  4. You have such an eye for taking simple objects and turning them into really engaging works of art. Love the way the blue one is cropped and the softly jagged red one and how everything comes together in that focal point of perfectly painted glass. Superb!