Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Apples and Blossoms ~ Sold

I have to admit I love flowers..pretty much any size, shape or color! These delicate apple blossoms really appealed to me and I chose to incorporate them into this oil still life painting. I liked the way they nestled around the apples, just overlapping slightly. The apples are a tight-knit trio on a antique napkin which appears often in my set-ups.

The original 8 x 10" painting has sold, but prints, canvas prints and cards are available through the link below.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

From the Farmstand - Sold

Picture Maine...country road....farmstand....bouquets of flowers in rusty coffee cans...trusting sign on the money box.."Leave money here"...I love it! That scenario was the inspiration for this still life set-up I composed on my daughter's kitchen table. Strong sunlight highlighted the tomatoes set on her kitchen towel, alongside an antique colander. Of course, I had to paint the rusty coffee can..the flowers almost being secondary. This painting was done in watercolor, a fun but challenging medium.

This painting recently sold, but prints, canvas prints and cards are available through the link below.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Let's Cook

"Let's Cook" is an oil painting that brings to mind the delights of vegetables and produce fresh from the farmstand, or even your own garden. It's a wonderful part of the summer season to be enjoyed and the colors are amazing. I designed this painting with a strong diagonal to carry your eye up and around the various forms of the produce. I especially enjoyed painting the semi-shiny skins on the red onions and the lobes of the red pepper. What's your favorite recipe to cook with these ingredients?

The size of this still life is 11 x 14". The auction link is below.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Two Yellow Pears

I can't resist pears. I've painted green pears, yellow pears, red pears. They have such an attitude and personality. They cozy up together, stand alone, or try to take center stage. When you paint a group of pears, it's so easy to imagine their conversations. This is a small oil on canvas still life, 5" x 5", framed in an 1 1/2" simple gold frame. The pairs are nestled on an antique napkin that was passed down in our family. It has just a slightly scalloped edge and is a soft, off-white.

This would be very nice in a kitchen, pantry or dining area with it's warm, sunlit look. I will be creating an auction for this piece in a day or two.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Lilies and Hydrangeas I

In the middle of the winter, when I'm craving sunshine and flowers, I like to go to the Flower Show and walk through the spring-like displays. At the last show I attended, there was a beautiful floral arrangement of lilies and hydrangeas just begging to be photographed. I knew I wanted to do a large painting of these gorgeous flowers, and the painting above was done as a study for that. I was pleased with the results of my study and continued with it to turn it into a finished piece. The large lilies are the "stars" and the hydrangeas their quiet backdrop. I try to use this combination of "important and less-important" for my compositions.

This is an original watercolor floral on Arches paper and the painted image is 8 1/2" x 11 3/4". I offer it double matted to 14 1/2" x 18". The mats are always acid-free and are usually Bainbridge or Crescent.

I've created an auction for this piece with DPW Auctions; the link is below.

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