Saturday, June 29, 2013

Summer Sweet

Okay, the slice of cantaloupe smelled even better than the Oreos. I'll bet it tastes better, too!

I hope you're having a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I finished this painting just as the afternoon light began to fade, so I am posting late.

It was 106ยบ here today. Even Rodeo looked hot. Whew!

I hope you're having a great week!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Currant Events

My very talented friend, Kim, made this beautiful bowl years ago. It has the prettiest glaze of pinks, blues and violets mixed with warm, earth-toned colors. The painting's background looks a little too dark on my screen. It is a deep brown and not black. The rest of the painting photographed well. One day, I hope to master the fine art of photographing my daily paintings. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

I hope your week is off to a great start. Stay cool!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Cookies and Creme

Private Collection

Nothing smells as good as a homemade cookie, but let me tell you, Oreos run a close second! My studio smelled so good this afternoon. I vow to paint cookies more often!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Still Life with White Grapes

Last night's thunderstorms have given way to sunshine and warm temperatures. I painted this study yesterday. Today, it is time for perfecting the art of puttering around in the garden. Mowing. Weeding. Watering. Life is sweet.

I hope your Sunday is a relaxing one!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Tea Bowl with Lemon and Lavender

This little tea bowl is from The Bottle Shop, and it was so fun to paint! I am still experimenting with glazed textures. It is interesting to paint a tiny glimpse of our landscape in the highlight.

My country garden has suffered during our recent years of drought, but the lavender is in full bloom right now.  I love its sweet smell. Definitely, one of life's simple pleasures.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Still Life with Vintage Pie Bird and Cherries

This little pie bird belonged to my Mom.  No cherry pie seems quite complete without it.  It is one of my favorite treasures.

I hope you are having a great week!