Saturday, January 20, 2018

Room for More

In real life these grapes are as tired as I am. they've been sitting out since Thursday night and the stems are getting a little brittle. The poor grapes may have lost their luster too, but they've served me well. Thank you grapes.

Red and White

I painted this for a friend, hoping it might be something she would enjoy. Turns out, I was right :-) Painting still lives is always an education in color and texture. This was fun, but a toughie!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It's Only Wine

I really wanted to include the little brass llama, but it got voted out. Oh well, he's been in another painting and I'm sure he'll get another turn. No hard feelings, little guy.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tea Rose

My Aldi's bouquet is earning it keep. Every day I think that I will paint during the day, but I rarely do. Nothing wrong with being a night owl, except it allows me no wiggle room for later when I look at a painting with fresh eyes and see... something. I occasionally make changes even after I've posted something. That's a confession.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday Roses

You never know what you'll find at Aldi's. We made a quick trip there today and I saw these luscious pink roses for under $4.00! The only place that can top that is Trader Joes, but that's almost two hours away. So, a quick painting today, and maybe another tomorrow. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Are You Ticklish?

It's usually not a great idea to have an even number of objects in a composition. I was challenged this week to try it and I took the bait. Gotta use up these beets, after all. It feels OK to me and it's kind of quirky, which I like.

Monday, January 8, 2018


I absolutely hated beets as a child, but I think they're great now. Such a useful vegetable - I'll start with the tops and add them to a stir-fry. Then I'll roast the beets and have them maybe with carrots and potatoes.... Then, in a salad. I predict one more painting too ;-) I've painted beets before and I think I did better. Maybe not.