Saturday, November 29, 2014

Celery - Commissioned Acrylic Painting Kitchen Art

10 x 10 inches
acrylic on cradled panel 

This was the third of four panels done for a recent commission. The couple had decided on vegetables to decorate a spot in their kitchen. They picked out tomatoes and peppers from some paintings I had done previously. When the client said "celery!", I wasn't really sure how it would work out. But it was actually a lot of fun once I decided on a lay out! And with all the purples and ochres and turquoises among the greens it did a great job of pulling out other colors in the client's room. So I may end up giving celery another shot some time soon ;-)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Bride and Groom- Small Acrylic Painting Commission Classic Toy Still Life

Bride & Groom
5 x 5 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

How much fun is this?
This was a little commissioned piece for a wedding gift. It was extra fun to add some facial features from the actual couple getting married.
Interested in getting a custom creation of your own? Contact me!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Being Thankful

The Gathering
7 x 5 inches
acrylic on gessobord panel

Happy Thanksgiving!

Being thankful.....
I am oh, so thankful this holiday season! I am thankful for family (and that I got to go home this year for Thanksgiving!). And thankful for friends and the support of other artists. And thankful for all my collectors - it is because of them that I get to do what I love every day.

And I am thankful that this little autumn-themed piece has gotten a bit of a second life lately. The Newburyport Art Association printed it on their thank you postcard that went out to artists and supporters. What fun it was to find it in my mailbox!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mixed Pepper Painting - Acrylic Painting Still Life Kitchen Art

10 x 10 inches
acrylic on 3/4" cradled panel

And another of the panels from a recent commission. I was surprised to see how much I enjoyed working on this size panel - a year ago, 10 x 10 inches would have seemed huge! I ordered a  bunch more of these boards, so I definitely will be painting more pieces this size. I like doing fruits and vegetables at this scale - larger than life size - but not too huge. But then again, I might have to try going huge some time......

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I'm baa--aack! - Painting of tomato, Still life painting kitchen art

I'm baa--aack!
Well, I never really went anywhere, but things were so crazy, that I really didn't get a chance to post recently.

One of the things I have been working on is a painting commission for 4 10x10"cradled panels - on a tight deadline, of course! Here is one of the panels:

10 x 10  inches
acrylic on 3/4" cradled panel

Friday, November 7, 2014

Getting Ready to Vote.....

Now that Election Day is over for those of us in the US, here is another chance to vote!

I will be getting together an email in the next few days giving you directions on how to vote for your favorite two "fruit paintings" from my recent collection. After I tally all the votes, the top vote-getters will become my very first set of limited edition prints! AND, one of the voters will WIN a free set of those prints!

So, what should you do?
Well, if you haven't subscribed to my newsletter yet, then please do. That is how I am going to send out the instructions on how to vote. You can sign up here:

However, if you really, really don't want to sign up, don't despair! I will post here on my blog how to vote without having to subscribe to  my newsletter.

So please.....stay tuned!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Repose - Small Still Life Painting Original Acrylic Kitchen Art Pear in a Vintage Green Bowl

4 x 4 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

This is the last of the little paintings for Fruit a Day October! It has been a lot of fun pairing up various fruit and colorful vintage tableware with the backgrounds. In the next few days, I will be giving out the information on how to vote for your favorites and enter in the drawing for free prints.

There will be more of these colorful little pieces as I experiment with various set ups. And some of them may become larger paintings as well....we will see! And, as always, if there is something particular that you would like to see me give a try, please feel free to contact me.