Thursday, February 28, 2013

Orange bell pepper

This was a quickie. I had to be at work in one hour so I only got 45 minutes for this one. My brushes will be sitting in turpentine until I get home tonight at 11 o'clock. No time to clean them!

Monday, February 25, 2013


I'm trying to concentrate on edges. I think it's something really worth concentrating on. I may try to really push it because I have a tendency to want to describe something so much that I "kill the butterfly".

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I didn't know that icing melts under hot lights... Of course it does!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tarte Tatin

I made this last night, since I had the pears I'd been using for subjects for some of my paintings. I just couldn't let them go to waste! (This is how my pastry loving brain works).

It's a French dish - basically an upside down apple pie - although in this case is was a mixture of pears, apples, and cranberries.

Did I mention my husband is French? I'd love to paint some of his beautiful French country cooking. The food is as beautiful as it is delicious...

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I did paint today, but only had half an hour with it, so I'll try and finish it tomorrow.

So you see I'm still drawing all the time at breaks at my night job.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Peppermint Candy

I feel like this was probably the hardest thing I've ever tried to paint!

I actually worked on this for two sessions instead of one so probably a total of four hours.

A year from now I'm going to try to paint this again and I'm going to nail it!

In the meantime if anyone has any kind of suggestions on how to solve a problem like this and please let me know With a comment. Please!!!

Cutting the Cord

Well I did it.... I disconnected my cable tv. To be honest, I rarely watched it, And now I've freed up about 70 more dollars a month to spend on my art- not to mention the time that I feel is such a rare commodity these days.

I'll keep Netflix and still rent the occasional movie, but goodbye and good riddance to the usual blather that is on cable tv ( most of it is, in my opinion).

This is all part of a larger plan that I might share at another time.

For now, my cat Rudy is enjoying the new dangling cords!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Cracking Up

This was a whole a lot of fun. But still I feel like I'm running out of time.
I think I'm going to try some smaller sizes.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pair of Pears

I tried to stay loose today and work my edges but it seems like I keep going back into it and fussing with it too much.

Maybe a good idea would be to try some 20 stroke paintings?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Blue Cheese

Wow! I took on a lot to paint in a couple of hours! This is an 8x10. Also my favorite glass to drink wine from.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Orange slices

Today I was really trying to concentrate on edges and simplicity. I Tried here to keep it simple and keep my edges loose.