Monday, May 30, 2011

My First Video...

This my weekend project - an art video of recent paintings.  It was fun, but tricky in a lot of ways.  I learned a lot!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink Azaleas and Pearls

24" x 18" - Oil
These azaleas grow profusely in my yard. They are a lovely fuchsia/pink color, growling on a bush taller than me!  I snipped off this piece and stuck it in an old wine carafe.   I gathered some personal items for this painting for a feminine feel – my cupid mirror, a gift from a dear friend Sandra, a dainty teacup and saucer that had belonged to a favorite cousin Weesie, a pearl necklace I found in an old jewelry box deep in my dresser drawer.  It's now on exhibit at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery in Charleston.  It's also seen on my Etsy site.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Callas in a Brass Pitcher

18" x 24" - Oil on Canvas
I saw these Callas in Costco recently and I had to have them - to paint!!  I have really been enjoying setting up and painting still life pieces with lights, fabrics, and the various dishes, vases, and such that I have collected over the years.  This is painted on a stretched canvas in a lovely gold-finished wood frame.