January 24, 2012

"Sweet Thangs"

Another small painting for the February Romantics.  Next in the Chocolate food group is "Sweet Thangs".  This is a group of Lindt, Lindor chocolates from my chocolate canister...  Pretty fun.

(6x6 oil on linen; custom framed 12 x 12) 

January 23, 2012

Dressed For The Occasion

I was challenged to do a couple small works for the upcoming month of February (as everyone knows - the Romance Month); so, I choose two things near and dear to my heart but both in my favorite food group - chocolate.  (Chocolate is not a food group?  We'll it should be!)

The first painting is of a favorite sweet treat... Hope you like it.

(6x6 oil on linen; custom framed 12 x 12) 

January 19, 2012

Sweet As Sugar

I love fresh strawberries.  Especially when they are ripened just right and sweet as sugar.  This is the latest in the Homer Laughlin Fiesta series.  This Vintage Fiesta sugar bowl was made between the years of 1936 and 1972.  The Roman style handles on the sugar bowl and finial knob on the lid are very strong identifiers for this piece.  I love the bright yellow contrast to the ripe Driscoll strawberries.

January 7, 2012

Strawberries and Lace

This is a recent painting.  I just realized it's been a while since I posted.. am planning to be better this year and want to thank those of you who have been faithful to check in.

I LOVE strawberries... they are one of my favorite fruits - especially when they are picked ripe.   Because they ripen so quickly, I took pictures of them (in this case, in my vintage Fiesta Cobalt blue comport dish) to make sure I could capture them at their peak.  I used a dummy set up in my still life box and relied on both the set up and the digital picture to get a "real" representation of color.   Hope you like it.