A Fresh Perspective No. 1 Oil on canvas 11 x 14
The inspiration for this painting came to me the morning after I painting the Glowing Grapefruit with Wings... the raspberries and grapefruit still had a little life left in them... I finished cleaning my brushes and my first cup of coffee was already consumed....
Glowing Grapefruit with Wings Oil on canvas 8 x 10
My original intention for this still life was to paint the grapefruits and raspberries from a bird’s eye view but when I rested the half of the grapefruit in the glass bowl as I cleared off my work table... I looked up... an the inspiration light bulb went on... “ah-ha...looks like the grapefruit has glowing wings... what would happen if I placed this raspberry on top... whah-la... an Angel of Light appeared ... and a still life was born.... time to take action!
Yellow Pepper Demo Oil on canvas 8 x 8
Here’s another quick study I did based on a video instruction by Carol Marine.
I love the freshness of the yellow pepper and the simplicity of the design.
It was a delight to paint.
Lemon Tea in Blue Cup Oil on gessoboard 6 x 6
Sit back, relax and enjoy this moment.... savoring a cup of warm tea and the moment makes the chaos of the day seem to fade away.
Pineapple in Paradise, Oil on Canvas, 11 x14
Enjoying the day at Pineapple Paradise... the family fortune was found in the treasured moments as they shared a special day together!
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.
Lemon Spritzer, Please, Oil on Canvas, 11 x14
As the two bottle-blonde lemons navigate their way through the dimly lit, crowded bar room, they find themselves nestled shoulder to shoulder on their quest to quench their thirst. They pucker up their lips, quickly glanced at their reflection in the mirror and say in a saucy voice to the bottle-neck waiter.... “Lemon spritzer, please.”
Red Chairs, oil on canvas, 11 x 14
This bold crimson red table and chairs look so inviting in this scene. As the afternoon sunlight washes over the sage green room, the furniture seems to be crying out, “ Come sit down, relax, enjoy the day while you still can...take this moment in time to cherish with a friend, invite them over for a cup of coffee, a conversation or ...perhaps a time to pray together.”
When moments like this prompt you to act... where do you think that bright idea comes from?
Growing up on Down River Road, my neighborhood girlfriends and I loved to set up a lemonade stand in the middle of the summer. I can remember charging a quarter a cup. One of us would sit at the card table with a very tiny sign, a few plastic cups and a pitcher of lemonade while the other three of us would jump around, doing cartwheels and yelling
“ Lemonade for Sale” at all the cars passing by.
Branford, CT 06405
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