Sunday, October 28, 2012

Pumpkin Times Two

When painting smaller formats, I rarely stray from the 6" x 6" size but thought I'd repeat this subject at 8" x 8" size on a deep stretched canvas this time.  I have one more 11" x 14" I'd like to do with pumpkins as the theme before I move on to other subjects.  I am enamoured of the colour orange these days.  Both are available on my Etsy site.

Would you prefer tea?

In addition to the calendar I prepared using sketches from my home town, I created more sketches with a tea theme to use in our local tearoom.  This worked very well as fabric for pillow panels and I'll also (eventually) make a repeat pattern to use on fabric which can be bought by the meter (or yard if you're in the U.S.)  Can you tell I'm having fun!?

....and now I'm thinking why not coffee?

Soon to be available on Etsy, details to follow.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pumpkin Time

Fall Harvest
Oil on wood cradled panel
6" x 6" x 1.5"

Okay, I'm getting my orange fix satisfied this month by painting pumpkins.  This little size was just to whet my appetite for a larger format.  I look outside and the yard is ablaze with golden leaves and the pumpkins on my front porch are being nibbled on by squirrels.  It's a good thing I've taken all my reference photos already!  

I thought the corn would be the most difficult but the corn husks were the real challenge.  There is a lot of color in these.  Everything from cadmium oranges to purples and corals and the color reflected from the kernels. But that's okay...I want to do it all over again!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2013 Calendar

2013 Calendar
5" x 7"

I'm never one to get anything done ahead of time, but this was one project that I was too excited about!  I will have this 2013 calendar featuring a sampler of my daily paintings in my Etsy shop.  I love how it turned out.   Printed at 5" x 7" on satin finish card stock, the images can be framed when the month is over.