Friday, June 19, 2015

6" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel
in the shop

Every so often I have to urge to switch gears and paint in acrylics.
So different than watercolors & SO forgiving.
Make a mistake & wipe it up or paint over it.

Painted this little arrangement from my imagination.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

two more

11" x 14" in the shop

5" x 7" in the shop

This one has an iridescent sheen on the wings.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

new paintings

5" x 7"
in the shop

Back from a two week stay at the Jersey shore.
First week was rainy, but I was in a workshop so that was OK.
Second week was beautiful!
I painted in the morning and evenings, so relaxing
without my usual distractions of the phone, laundry, etc.
(Doing a lot of laundry now. lol!)

hydrangea bouquet in glass vase
8" x 10" 
in the shop 

Two more paintings to post.  Four paintings in a week!
That's a new record for me.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Belgian Waffle

5" x 7" print
in the Etsy shop

My daughter and I ate lunch in Bruges during our trip last year.
Two waiters were loudly arguing over who was serving us.
It was quite a spectacle, ending with the one calling the other a "gypsy" as he walked away.

Amanda took a picture of this memorable lunch and just painted it in pastels.
A beautiful painting and now a print in our shop.

Our shop is humming along nicely.  Just 5 sales to go to reach 700!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

now I want to see the painting

We went to see this movie last night and really enjoyed it.
Helen Mirren is, as usual, just wonderful in the part of  Maria Altmann,
a Jewish woman trying to recover art stolen from her family by the Nazis during WWII.

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I  1907
The artist Gustav Klimt painted the portrait during his "Golden Phase" when he applied gold leaf to his work.  It was eventually purchased by Ronald Lauder for $135 million.

The portrait is stunning and the movie is a gem.

Now I'm looking forward to a trip to the Neue Galerie in NYC to see the art in person.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

white dahlia

white dahlia

This is my donation to this year's
Pine Shores Art Association Patron Show.

.... and what was I thinking?
A zillion petals to paint!
I worked from the outside in and got lost several times.
The original photo was a bright pink dahlia, but I 
changed the image to black and white to see the values.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

finished the hydrangea bouquet

In a previous post, I said this was a new (old ) painting.
(In person, the background is lighter.  I always have that problem on the blog)

I had painted this bouquet from a photo back in 2001.

When I was updated the living room, I was going to 
re-frame my painting until I looked at it very closely.
It had hung there for years and I had been so proud of it.
Now I wanted to paint it all over again and make improvements.
The format was changed to portrait and the flowers changed to blue.
Much more attention was given to the glass, leaves and blossoms.

Interesting to look at old work and see the path I have taken.
I'm proud of the new painting and it's perfect for my room.
It was a joy to paint, just as it was 14 years ago