Monday, February 25, 2019

Dot, Dot, Stripe


6x6
oil on linen panel

More saltwater taffy.  Painting the wrappers on these candies is bringing me back to my fashion illustration days when I would have to render fabric.  Never thought of a candy wrapper that way before, but it really is very similar to the folds of fabric.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Earn Your Stripes


6x6
oil on linen panel

Saltwater taffy.  I love how irregular each one is.  They have a real handmade feel to them that gives them so much character.  Also, think of all the happy memories people associate with them.  We always bought them when we went "down the shore" in New Jersey!

SOLD

Friday, February 15, 2019

An Unlikely Pear


6x6
oil on canvas panel

My youngest son named this one for me :)  I loved painting the pattern on this bowl.  I think I'll be using it again soon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Two Anjou


6x6
oil on linen panel


I really had fun painting these pears!  I loved all of the different greens and yellows and adding texture with the brush strokes.  

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Lemon Love


6x6
oil on linen panel

I really liked painting these lemons and the heart shaped shadow they created.  Perfect for Valentine's Day!  I'll have to try them again soon.

Friday, February 8, 2019

No Frills


6x6
oil in linen panel

Garden roses in an old soda bottle.  I remember my grandma clipping flowers from the yard and just plopping them into whatever was available.  She grew up during the Depression and appreciated everything she had and wasted nothing.  She even saved jelly jars and used them as glasses.  I still think of her every time I finish a jar of jelly.  This one's for you GG Stella.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

How Deep Is Your Love?


6x6
oil on linen panel

 I was painting roses for Valentine's Day, then threw in the dark grounds.  I like how it makes the roses pop.  I was definitely channeling Barry Gibb for this one!

SOLD

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Snapdragons No. 2


8x8
oil on linen panel

Coming from Northeastern Ohio, the one thing I can't get used to in the Texas "winter" is all of the color.  Everyone plants pansies and snapdragons during the cooler months.  These snapdragons grew in my yard from a volunteer seed that has been in the pot since last year.  They worked hard to survive, so I just had to paint them!