Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Can you hear me now?

I would imagine they said that a lot way back when they used this kind of telephone.  I love my iPhone but this is a thing of beauty.  Painted in oils on stretched canvas. 
Can you hear me now?
Oil 8" x 8"

Funny, when I was uploading this image to this blog I looked at the dial and thought I had made an error when painting the letters on the dial.  I had never questioned it before but it looks as if it starts with DEF.  I brought up the original photo I had taken and sure enough I had painted it correctly.  I can only imagine that at the slight angle the letters ABC are down and to the right and out of view.  Either that or the card that it was printed on so long ago has slipped out of place.  In any case it is a  quirk but not an error. Just saying..... : > )

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I found One!

A title for my painting.   "Sweet as Green Apples"  A song by Chantal Kreviazuk.  Amazing!  I just googled song lyrics with green apples and lo and behold, that and a song by Roger Miller that I remember very well for the lovely melody came up.  Okay...."sweet as green apples" is not exactly profound but it will always bring to mind the lyrics from that song for me.  No more boring titles  : > )

You’re toast and jam
And you’re cotton candy
You’re double rainbows
Beside a setting sun
You’re wood burnin’ outside
There’s a fire growin’
You’re sweet as green apples
You must be the one

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sweet as Green Apples

Sweet as Green Apples
6" x 6" x 1.5" Oil

Again, I apologize for my completely unimaginative titles   I may make it a priority tomorrow to search for something a tad more witty than what I've use here!  Soon I'll be working on more seasonal subject matter collected on walks in nearby forested paths this past weekend.  The leaves are beautiful right now and I'm itching to paint some.  I'm sure pumpkins will be featured as well.  The image posted here is a companion to one painted earlier this summer and seen in the postcard of my previous post.  I've been adding more texture to my wood panels lately and liking it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Exhibition to benefit Hudson's Palliative Care Centre

Since I started these small format daily paintings, I have assembled themes.  Everything from Spring, garden and floral themes but a recurring theme that happened naturally were subjects from my kitchen (my studio being in close proximity).  I will exhibit these paintings at Hudson's first ever kitchen tour!
Hudson, known for it's homes and studio tours has added kitchens this year.  The tour will take place this Saturday, October 15th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and I will be exhibiting these paintings at St. James Church Hall where a display of creative tabletop settings will be on display as well as a tearoom.  Proceeds from the ticket sales as well as a percentage of the sale of paintings will benefit the Vaudreuil Soulanges Palliative Care Residence.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Yellow Rose
6" x 6" x 1.5"
Oil on wood panel

I thought I had lost this rose bush last summer but it survived the winter and gave me these beautiful
yellow roses.   This is the last one of the season.  

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Emails I like to get......

Last August I posted that I sent in an illustration for They Draw and Cook website.  I just received an email this morning saying my illustration is featured this week!! Although it was added to their site last August, they also do a feature where the artwork will stay up for several days so this is maximum exposure.   As you scroll down to August, you'll notice the oil painting of the daylillies has the same
peach on gingham.  There are days when that's all I do, setting up photographs for future artwork.