Thursday, July 22, 2010

Next on the Drawing Table...

This should make a nice little watercolor.  I'm using the new
Olive Oil from Tavola Mia as the center of interest.

Fresh from my garden...

Last week we had several days with periods of heavy rain just when my daisies were at their best.
So I made sure to cut some and enjoyed vases of them around the house following up with photo taking sessions so I'd be sure to have some for painting in the months ahead.  I will be improving the photos
but right now I'm trying to keep up with what's blooming and ripening....

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Last year I posted some photos of olive oil labels I did the artwork for.  Maria Loggia of Tavola Mia imports them under her label to be distributed in and around Montreal at gourmet food shops.  The bottles have been delivered and I'm so excited to see the finished product!  I couldn't wait for sunlight tomorrow so I took the photo in low light outside and I'll post a better photo tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Mmm, shrimp for dinner....

I thought I'd go out and take pictures of what's blooming before the heat gets to everything.
I found these petunias this year at my local garden nursery that I'd never seen before.  I loved the pale yellow and magenta combination but when I got them home and planted them I was less than impressed by the wishy washy look but then once they asserted themselves in the container and meshed with the other plants, I realized why I liked them so much.  The magenta isn't predictable which I like about it.
This one has painting possibities...
P.S.  The title reference is because of the shrimp compost that peaks out from below... : > )

On another note, I discovered Accuradio (I posted a link in my sidebar) has an all Glee channel.
Makes me happy.... : > )  Funny - as I write this "True Colors" by Cindy Lauper is playing on
Accuradio.  How appropriate!  ....and now my favorite guest artist on Glee (Kristin Chenowith) is
singing "Fire"....foot's tapping and I'm dancing in my seat.......