Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rose and Berries

Rose and Berries - 6 x 6 Oil on Gesso Board
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Occasionally, while out doing my grocery shopping,  I'll buy a rose and berry bouquet that is on sale for $3.99, and once in a great while I will actually paint it.  I think the thing is that it takes more time and more patience to paint... two things I could use more of :)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Calico Kitten

Calico Kitten - 6 x 6 Oil on Gesso Board

Well, calico tiger kitten to be more precise.  This is a painting from an old photo of our cat Belleza, when she was a baby.  My husband found her out back of his office building, hiding in a hole in the ground.  We already had two cats at the time, and said "NO more"... famous last words.  She was just too cute.

I also wanted to mention that I have the honor of being the Daily Paintworks Spotlight Artist of the week this week!   You can read my interview and have the chance to win one of my paintings here:

Thank you, as always, for your interest in my work!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tea with Cream and Honey

Tea with Cream and Honey - 6 x 6 Oil on Gesso Board

Here's a good way to handle painting labels (referring to my last post): obscure them with a cup handle so you don't have to paint the lettering :)   Luckily, positioning the cup and the honey like this just happened to work out compositionally.   I've had this honey bear hanging out in my studio for quite some time, waiting to get painted, so here he is finally.  I like him.  I think he may make another appearance down the road...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Pear & Raspberry Jam

Pear & Raspberry Jam - 6 x 6 Oil on Gesso Board

I wasn't quite sure how to handle the label on this jar of raspberry jam.  I don't like doing the lettering, but it needed something there.  And I really like the homemade 'look' of this jar (even though I bought it at the local grocery chain store.)  Reminds me of the homemade strawberry jam my mom used to make after we went strawberry picking with the whole family.  Ahh, the good old days :)