Friday, November 18, 2011

Illustrations Framed

These are prints from illustrations created by me for the cooking school Tavola Mia.  They appear on labels on a series of imported olive oils and vinegars from Italy distributed by Maria Loggia to complement her recipes that are being published into her second cookbook.

I love how they look printed and framed as I had originally meant them to be seen only at label size.
I may design a new series specifically to be framed now that I see how they look.

Monday, November 14, 2011

This week

Michel Oosterhaut from the Netherlands has an online project where he posts a painting of an apple painting from artists around the world appropriately called "An Apple a Day"
Today my painting is featured!

I have just finished unpacking from the wonderful One of a Kind Show here in Hudson.  It's a lovely venue (the Whitlock Golf and Country Club) and the other artisans are truly amazing.  My painting of the Chickadee from two posts back found a home and my silk scarves sold out.  (Yes I know, I am a painter and jewellery designer so what was I doing with silk scarves??)  I occasionally need to indulge in some sewing projects in order to justify my craving for beautiful fabrics.  I'll post pictures in another day or so as soon as I re-group for the season ahead.  Custom order have my focus now.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Radishes II

Radishes II
6" x 8"
Oil on canvas panel

This is the time of year for exhibitions and I'm preparing for the last two of the season.  So posting is a little more sparse.  This is the last of the veggie paintings for now.  I still have some Fall subjects to post
and yet we're heading into the winter season.  The red/green color combination makes me happy.  Makes me think of Christmas........

Thursday, November 03, 2011


5" x 7" oil on canvas (framed)
Time to put up more bird feeders.  I moved from the corner of the room where the feeders hang outside my window and have neglected to notice when the feeders were empty.  It doesn't take long for these birds to move on when their food supply fails to appear and I miss them.  So that is on my "to do" list
today or else I won't have any more references to paint from!