Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Little Chick in Red

Hi there! I am happy to report that the Traveling Chicken and her glamorous entourage arrived safely in Texas! From the looks of the box, she underwent a most thorough examination in Customs. However, her sterling reputation as an international ambassador of creative good will (and fun!) must have preceded her. They carefully wrapped her back up and sent her on her way!


After a leisurely morning of tea and scones, she graciously posed for me yesterday afternoon. She seems to favor a vintage tea towel, and I can't say that I blame her. She looks stunning in red! A while ago, I purchased this tiny, 4-inch wooden panel, and I hadn't found just the right subject for it. When I unpacked the little Traveling Chicken, though, I knew she was it!

In the spirit of the holiday season, I'm going to start her auction on Daily Paintworks at $1.00. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to fellow painter, Azra's, favorite charity. She was the one that started this very fun tradition, so I think it is only fitting! Thank you, Azra!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Morning Sunshine and the Traveling Chicken


I hope this note finds you all enjoying a wonderful week.  I am still painting persimmons here.  And figs.  I did have a little excitement here yesterday.  The Traveling Chicken and her glamorous entourage arrived!  While I've been slaving away in the studio, they've been basking in the warm fall sunshine and enjoying their morning tea.  We're scheduled for a portrait session later today, so I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Plum, Persimmon and Peridot

Does this persimmon appear to levitate?  I noticed that in my other persimmon painting, too. What am I doing wrong?

On a side note, I found the little amethyst bottle (from above) on our recent trip to Colorado. We enjoyed the cool mountain air and the beautiful fall color.  I'm attaching a few photos for you from our daily walks.

I wasn't the first Darla to venture along this trail, but fortunately, it saved me a lot of time carving my name into a rock.  Ha!

And what would vacation pics be without one of Mark and Rodeo relaxing and enjoying the view?  

Good times!  Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Three Little Figs

More fun with figs.  

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


I loved painting these little figs.  The market is chock-full of delights this time of year, isn't it?  I'm looking forward to the holidays!

Have a great Thursday!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Red, White and Blue


This is my submission for the Daily Paintworks fundraiser to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Sandy.  The news reports have been heartbreaking.  In time, they will recover and rebuild from this terrible challenge.  For now, though, they need our support.  Thank you for your help.