Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Green Beans from Friends

We recently received some homegrown vegetables from one of our friends. So, of course, I had to paint them before we ate them. The first gift was of some green beans, which I have to say, bear no resemblance in taste with those one gets at the store. These were wonderful! A revelation! Oh, to have a bit of earth to grow some vegetables as amazing as these. Not sure pots on a patio quite do it. Thank you Debbie & Vince! If you would like to bid on this painting please click here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pink Lady Wedge

Here is a second Pink Lady still life. Enjoy.
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Friday, August 24, 2012

Pink Ladies

Switching gears, food-wise anyway. It's not really apple season yet, in fact I don't know if there is such a thing anymore. We can buy apples all year round. I love all the varieties available, each looking a little different from the other, and tasting different too. Here are a some Pink Lady apples, one of my favorite kinds to eat, and now to paint. The pink tint on the skin seems unique.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Three Plums Again

I had a wonderful few days visiting with my sister who was in town, and now it's back to  a new posting. Here are the plums again. I can't get enough of trying to capture that bluish frosty blush. Please click on the Daily Paintworks link to the right if you would like to bid on this painting.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Three Plums

Here is the next still life, another favorite subject: plums. I don't like eating them much, but luckily my husband likes them so they don't go to waste.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Late Summer Peaches II

So, finally back to some Still Lifes. Here is one of my favorite subjects, peaches. In fact I just realized it's pretty similar to one I did last year around this time. Anyway here are some fuzzy peaches:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back Bay cont.

Here is the last of my Back Bay paintings. It's the first time I painted such a large piece to show at the week end sale, although I did do a mural for a previous event. This piece is 12 x 24 inches and I was lucky enough to sell it, and to an out of town buyer no less, so I was very flattered that they chose this painting.

Dawn's Early Light 12 x 24 inches SOLD

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back Bay continued...

I promised myself I wouldn't post again until I had painted a new still life to follow up. It's hard to switch gears. Anyway, now that I've got one waiting I can finish up with the rest of the Back Bay Show.

Here are two more paintings I did for the weekend sale.

"First Hour" 8 x 16 inches $700

"Flood Tide at Sunset" 12 x 16 inches  $795

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Newport Back Bay 2012

Last post, I left off with Los Gatos at the end of June, which brings the calendar up to July and the show that just closed, our biennial art exhibit to benefit the Newport Back Bay. This is a beautiful estuary, one of the very few left in California, where many many species of birds live year round or for a few months as a stop over on their yearly migration. I've participated in this show since 2004 and it's one of the high points of the year. I love painting out there. The silence is so present to me that it blocks out the noise of the airplanes taking off every 5 minutes, if that makes any sense. Or, to say it in another way, it is so serene there that I don't notice any other noise. I painted several new paintings for this show almost all in the 3 weeks after I got home from Los Gatos. Although  two of them I did between painting in Carmel and heading back up to Los Gatos.

Here are the two I painted in early June and which I entered into the juried component of our show.

Looking for Breakfast
11 x 14 inches
Awarded 2nd Place

Last Flight
11 x 14

This year, I found myself attracted to how the light at the beginning and the end of the day affects the colors of the cliffs. In the next post I'll post some more paintings.