Pineapple and Umbrella Study Oil on gessoboard 6 x6
My husband and I decided to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year with an all day chinese cooking fest. Thanks to my friend Tracey who shared with me a great website called recipes.com, I found several easy to make chinese dishes with many of the items on sale at our local grocery store. My youngest step-daughter and I made a list and off to store we went.
Our menu included:
Pork fried rice
spicy barbeque ribs
spicy beef and snow pea soup
To compliment the night’s dinner we bought a pineapple and fortune cookies. I have to say everything was delicious! Even though we forgot about the soup! My husband loves to cook and when he gets in that kitchen... he’s creating!
After our chinese feast ended, I was eager to create too! With the pineapple under my arm, a cup full of fortune cookies and the fistful of paper umbrellas.... each object gingerly took it’s place under the spot light... or should I say .... “sun ray’s”... transforming into an oasis...a paradise... The pineapple filled in the background landscape while the family of fortune cookies unpacked their umbrellas and laid out white beach towels. The glass reflections and cool blue backdrop lent it self nicely to enhancing the feel of a cool sapphire blue pool.
.....and the fortune cookie said: Paradise is exactly like where you are right now.... only much, much better.
Satsuma's Flight, oil on canvas, 6 x 8
I named this adorable orange Satsuma or at least that’s the description the grocery store labeled her.
Satsuma’s adventure began a few weeks back in Japan. She make it thru the trans-atlantic flight in a wooden crate with the rest of her family. Into a large bucket in the Big Y produce section is where I first spotted her.
I was amazed at her rich orange color and her still fresh leaves that adorn each side of her like wings.
One would think her purpose would be to be eaten but instead she was carefully chosen and brought home to be cast in the a scene of a still life painting. The painting, see “Christmas Peace” comprised of many characters... letters, feathers friends and sappy pinecones to be exact.
But her staring role wasn’t until a week later when she make it back on stage under the radiant spotlight with her dear friend, Tinkerbell. With her “wings” still green and in-tacked her light shines brighter than ever before.
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Branford, CT 06405
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