New Painting Series - Finding Beauty in the Ordinary - Still Life
Lemon Tree and Tea is playful piece with a variety of shapes, textures and colors to keep the eyes moving around the canvas and enjoying small vignettes within. I'm not afraid to challenge myself with an array of objects the could appear random at first but somehow weave together through placement, shapes, color and shadows to create an overall harmonious balance.
Allowing everyday kitchenware to transform from function to beauty is the job of an artist. To take the time to observe and look at each piece as character on stage. The catalyst for this painting was the colorful ceramic pot I found at consignment shop in town. Functionally, It was perfect for the lemon tree plant I purchased for my son but the blues, yellows, greens an burnt orange colors were the spark that ignited this piece.
This painting is available through the online shop here
Super Excited to Share our New Venture - Full Plate Colorful Palette Blog - A mix of Culinary and Visual Arts -with my Husband Chef Dean
Whooha! What a day! A week! A month! Dean and I have been working so very hard putting together all the pieces for our brand new blog! It's called Full Plate Colorful Palette!
I've learned so much over the past two months - watching youtube videos and skillshare videos, about blogging, wordpress, seo, video production, food photography, social media management... the list goes on. and there's still so much to learn. ..
The idea of a cooking and art blog started a few years back - seven to be exact when Dean was taking a food writing course at Gateway Community College with the famous food writer Jane Stern. She was such an inspiration! Her and her husband Michael have travel and written about food before it was even popular. True trend setter, together they have written over 30 books. She had a "can-do" personality and a passion for teaching. As a final project, Dean had to set up a blog and post several stories. We had a blast creating this very basic blog with images of my food paintings and stories of restaurant reviews and recipes.
We really didn't do much with the blog after the class was over so this year we decided New Year, New Decade, New Blog ! It was like assembling a huge puzzle - we had a few old blog posts we could include , Dean's cooking videos from his cooking classes, painting videos, food illustrations, and blog posts from my website. Kind of like a Smorgasbord Blog!
The plan grew, the ideas blossomed and now we've got well over 2+ months of ideas for educational and entertaining posts on food, art, cooking and just our life together! Hope you get a chance to check out this blog - we'll be adding to it weekly - we would love for you to join us at our "Virtual Table" and leave a comment or as a questions - we want to welcome you to our table!
Oh yes.... here's the link to the blog -
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