First Date oil on canvas 8 x 10
Here’s another painting I was having trouble naming so again I put it out there, title-less on Facebook to see if anyone had a spark of creative word play. And sure enough my friend Karen came back with something so clever and new to me. She called it Margherita which means daisy in italian ( I didn’t know that) and lots of pizza places serve Margherita pizza which is also a type of tomato... wha-la what a great name! So how did I arrive at First Date you say?
My next post in response to Karen’s clever name was...
Linda Santelle Marino The two young tomatoes met at their favorite pizza place, ordered a margherita pie for two. He surprised her with a handful of freshly picked daisies... She smiled and sweetly kisses him on the cheek.
February 29 at 8:37am · Like · 1
and Karen’s response:
Karen Aldo Brown "First Date"
February 29 at 8:42am ·
So there you have it.... “ First Date”
The flowers were part of my Valentine’s day present from my adorable husband. I have no doubt that he loves me. I was having
trouble coming up with a title so I posted this painting on my
facebook page and ask my friends for some assistance in a title.
The ideas just poured in! I loved so many of them, I have very creative friends and that just makes me smile! Big thanks to all my friends who joined in on the title search. Settling on “He Loves Me....” is also a reflection of how grateful I am to have such a loving husband.... Dean you’re the BEST!
Peppers and Posies, oil on canvas, 6 x 6
When it comes to setting up still life objects to paint in my studio I look for ways to find harmony and contrast together. It helps to create a dynamic composition. The three elements I carefully chose were the solid for of the red peppers, the transparency of the glass jar and the delicate white petals of the daisies. So they may start off as objects but something magical happens as I'm concentrating so intently on painting. The objects begin to take on a life, a character. You know kind of like, well... Pinnocchio.
Even though the peppers stole the show in this composition, the sweet delicate little daisy lower her head and reached out her hand to greet her fellow actor in the play called... “Peppers and Posies”.
Big thanks to my friend Joy for helping me title this one!
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I Heart Coffee, oil on canvas 6 x6
I think my kids think I’m playing a mean joke on them. Why? The donuts I have been painting look great and I’m sure they tasted great the day I bought them but each one has turned rock hard by the time I get around to painting it and when my kids see the still life set up in my studio they just can’t resist picking it and attempting to bite into it!...Ouch... “that’s hard as a rock!” they say... I just giggle and pray... please don’t let them lose a tooth over this joke... how will I ever explain it to the dentist.
Last night my daughter wanted to paint the donut and coffee cup... with very little instruction from me....I think she did an awesome job! It inspired me to paint with the same color palette but just a little different perspective... and while I was contemplating a title... I looked at it with a fresh perspective this morning .... and that’s when it hit me... if you read it counter clockwise and use your imagination a little the spoon looks like an i ... then heart and coffee... all thought it was empty by the time I finished the painting... just image...
The Fruit of the Spirit Oil on canvas 8 x 10
As I was cleaning out the hall closet this morning I came across this red Harry and David holiday box that my mom sent us for Christmas. I knew I was saving the box for something...
I was inspired to create this piece based on a bible verse that goes..
“but the fruit of the spirit is love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Gal. 5:22-23)
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