Friday, January 29, 2010

The Escape

Often, when I create the setup I look at it and imagine a scenario and a 'tongue in cheek' title to go with it. Thus, in this one all the onions are those little flat cippolini ones except that white one in front which feels like he should get the heck out of there before they all figure out that he doesn't belong to the tribe. This and painting keeps me out of trouble;)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Nova Scotia Farm #2 6x6 on Arches 140lb CP

Over all the weather here has been quite nice. Cooler than the locals like it but great for the snowbirds. A couple of days were about 83* and humid so I cranked up the air conditioning :) Then the cold front returned and I opened the windows. I confess to hitting the pool, too even though I put my pool robe on backwards yesterday and stuck my arms through the sleeves to read :D it was kind of brisk!
On Monday I browsed the many thrift shops on 10th Avenue South and picked up a sweet porcelain cow creamer!! So, stay tuned for it to be featured in a painting. Also found a sweet pair of S&P shakers from the 1940's with red plastic tops, a couple of white items and a clear plate from the Good Will store.  Sweet! 
Here's another version of this farmhouse. More to come.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nova Scotia Farm

This house sits in a vast open field overlooking Five Islands, Nova Scotia, one of my favorite places. I finally was able to break out the paints and do some watercolors after spending some time settling in and visiting with family. For me, watercolor is about letting the paper do the work. Another version of this will be up tomorrow.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Blast Off

We're off very early this morning for our annual trek to Naples, Florida where today it will be 41 degrees. You heard me correctly. The deep South is gripped in an Arctic blast that has resulted in SNOW in Orlando. Again, you heard me correctly. SO, it will take us a couple of days with one stop in Virginia and another in Georgia. Should be pulling into Naples sometime Monday and I won't be able to paint for a bit so I am putting up a few links I've collected in my travels through the Blogosphere for your enjoyment.  beautiful pastels that look like batiks
Kohlene Hendrickson  beautiful abstracts in ochres Fused Glass Supplies
I would fix all this font craziness but I have to go. 

Saturday, January 02, 2010


You know how things that are old are more precious than things that are new? This little vase is made of recycled glass from Egypt and was a Christmas gift from my dear friend, Teak.  So, it's new but it's old, too. Today is a snowy, cozy day at home painting in my pajamas :D listening to Dan Gibson music on Pandora radio. I could not be happier.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

Karin Jurick hosts a blog featuring weekly challenges in which she supplies a photo and participating artists interpret the photo any way they choose in the medium of their choice. Here's my contribution. Happy New Year to all of my friends and supporters.  

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