Sunday, December 9, 2012

"The Orange Sugar Bowl"

“The Orange Sugar Bowl” is a painting that won 2nd place in an annual juried art show in Hamilton County in November called “Community Creates.”  I love orange.  I know it is very trendy these days.  The geranium was my last flower of the season.  I cut back my geraniums and brought them the house and now they are blooming again.   The painting is 16 ½ x 11 and was painted especially for an antique style goldish frame which is 3 inches wide.  All paintings are available with or without frames. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

“Espresso Yourself” Ahhh…java!  I love it!  In April I am scheduled to do an art show at our local coffee shop.  Already I am building an inventory of paintings about “my drug of choice."  I set up this still life outside in the sun.  I love the natural lighting of the sun, although I do have a fantastic “light box” (patterned after Carol Marine’s design) that my husband built for me.  I use it inside my studio when the weather doesn’t permit me to paint outside.

I once took a workshop from a fantastic painter, Qiang-Huang, and he said, “the subject matter of every painting is the same…it is LIGHT”

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Oranges Concentrate

Happy December!  It feels like months since I have made an entry in my blog.  Here is a painting that won an “honorable mention” in the annual juried art show in Madison country.  It seems that I have been too busy to post it.  I also have several others I am ready to post…so stay tuned.  This is an 8 x 10 oil and contains the sweetest little antique crock I found at a thrift store in Chicago.  It is framed in a black plein aire JFM frame with a silver lip.  Please contact me by email for prices.

I vowed to pace myself this December so that I can enjoy the richness of this month.

Thank you for taking time to look at my art.  I see it as my “voice” in this world.