Sunday, January 18, 2015

a new work in progress

African violets on  blue and white transferware

 Started a new watercolor.
The lighting is bad.  This is on a white background.

I really enjoy painting blue and white dishes.
It's like working on a puzzle.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I recommend

Really enjoyed The Imitation Game

Saturday, January 10, 2015

my thoughts are of Paris

the news is so sad this week

Friday, January 2, 2015

new print

new print in the shop

Pictures always look darker on the blog for some reason.
Better one in the shop.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

new painting

White Tulip Bouquet

Finally finished & I'm happy with the painting.  
It's a commission for a wonderfully patient buyer.
The white tulips are from photos of Longwood Gardens in the spring.
I love their beds of tulips, grouped by color and jammed with flowers.

I started this one 3 times! 
First time I ruined it and started again right away.  The second time I ruined it, 
I had a very hard time starting again.  Third time was the charm for me.

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday.
Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas card time

 I finished up my cards on Sunday.  Every year I wonder why I don't start earlier.

This year, I used my orchid painting for our cards.

The original is more pink and painted from a photo I took at Longwood Gardens.
I deepened the flowers to a more red shade through PhotoShop.

Now cards and decorating are done.
One more shopping run and a little baking to do!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

new cards

An original pastel painting by Amanda,
printed into glossy blank cards.
Only 3 sets of 3 available

We just got our 600th sale!