Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tomato, Basil and Mozarella - SOLD

This combination of ingredients make for a quick, very flavorful and economical lunch or quick nosh for unexpected company. Wonderful with a bit of Balsamic Vinegar. What could be better.

$59.00 + shipping/handling fee of $8.00, 5 x 7, oil on panel.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vineyard Window - SOLD

With the precious little plants on the window sill, beautiful streaks of color reflecting God's glorious light, and the fragrance from the grapes in the distant vineyard as well as trellising above the vintage shutter; I couldn't resist painting this little jewel.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Brown Velvet - Four of Four - SOLD

Four of four created, please read Stiletto, Pretty in Pink, & Classics for more on this shoes series. Brown Velvet bows, shoes designers are awesome.  Super great fun!

This might be the last in this particular high heel series, but I am definitely planning on doing more shoes.  I do like to mix it up as I go however, life is short, don't want to get bored - ever...  I absolutely know there's at least one more in the works.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Classics - Three of Four - SOLD

Three of four created, please read Stiletto, Pretty in Pink for more on this shoes series. Super great fun!
Linda Hunt (her blog link is listed below if you'd like to say Hi) commented on 'Pretty in Pink'.  She said and I quote, "These are fabulous....sooooo fun!"

Now I've never actually heard Linda's voice, but I can just bet when she said that it sounded like a rich diva from Beverly Hills.  Enjoy the upcoming weekend and do something fun.  I'm going to go listen to Blaze, a local band, woo!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pretty in Pink - Two of Four - SOLD

Two of four created, please read Stiletto for more on this shoes series.  Super great fun!

ps - Gwen Bell (her blog link is below if you'd like to say Hi to her), Hey Gwen!  She commented on the 'Stiletto's' being sassy.  Don't ya just love that word?  I told her wait til you see these, they're utterly dangerous.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stiletto - One of Four - SOLD

Shoes, ya gotta love 'em...  This is one of four in a set of just high heels.  I've painted shoes before, sandals, slippers.  This set was inspiring and a great deal of fun.

I've rendered nail polishes as well, fruit, veggies, vases - things like that.  What daily artist hasn't right!  I'm sure I'll be revisiting some other things I've done as well.  If only because I would always prefer to paint from life rather than a photo.  With that said though, kids do not hold still, lol, making photos imperative as far as I'm concerned.  Of course, to each his own.  As long as we keep painting and having a blast doing it I say.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hills of Lavender - SOLD

Lavender grows heartily in the soil in Tuscany and Provence.  I spray the oil mixed with water liberally around our bed before sleep.  It seems to calm the mind.  Not strong, a gentle fragrance...

I have recently received a lovely sachet of lavender from our daughter which I tuck in between the pillows before making our bed.  It's definitely become a favorite sleep aide.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sailing - SOLD

A couple of having a blast sailing OR are they participating in a Regatta?  No matter, they're having the time of their lives.  Did I just hear giggling???

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Grape Cluster - NFS

This piece was particularly fun for me to work.  It was spontaneous.  I had a panel at the ready for the next day designated for another composition.  I didn't think about this 'at all'.  It quite simply had to be painted and that was that.  Glad I listened to my gut instinct and followed through.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Michael & Erika - SOLD

This is Michael & Erika.  A commissioned work.  A truly simpatico couple who are people after my own heart, loving the outdoors and plopping themselves in it as much as humanly possible.  Here they are studying on lush grass.  Why not take it outside?  I'm betting those little grey cells (as Hercule Peroit would say) are absorbing it all more effectively in that colorful landscape.  A special note: I'm crazy about Erika's sneakers peaking out of the grass!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Western Sunset - SOLD

Some of the greatest sunsets and sunrises ever come out of California.  They grab your attention.  It just takes a moment to stop our busy lives and enjoy the fleeting color no matter where you are.  I'm really enjoying for this one.  Hope you do too.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Citrus Slices

Very loosely rendered citrus slices laid on a torn clear plastic bag. 
Lots of fun to place the juicy gobs of paint and a challenge to not overwork.

$59.00 + shipping/handling fee of $8.00, 7 x 5, oil on panel.  Buy it on Etsy!