Summer Fête is a commission I just completed for a friend who gave it as a gift. I found the fabric when I was at a thrift shop recently and it’s the same print in different colors as one I used in a painting nine years ago. Go figure. Mangos are one of my favorite subjects. […]
I bought this beautiful white Azalea as soon as I saw it. Or maybe it’s a Rhododendron. I’m not really sure. I didn’t notice that the tag was missing until I got home. So I can only guess at what it is and how to care for it. I set it in a pot that was a gift […]
Bromeliads are such interesting looking plants. This one is a bit showy and definitely not shy with the bright magenta and pinks on it’s leaves! I posted the step by step photos already in my September newsletter but forgot to post it to the blog.
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This duck vase came from a re-sale shop and I’ve had it for a while. The small nest that I found when walking with my dogs just fit perfectly on the hole in his back. I love cherries and these were the last of the season so I piled the ones I hadn’t yet eaten […]
I recall when finding a mango in the grocery store was strange and exotic, not the common experience it is today. I love using complimentary color pairs in my work like the greens and reds in this one. This mango is perched on the mouth of a green bottle I found in the desert when […]
The pomegranate and mango in this painting are sitting companionably with each other. The one atop an overturned small blue ceramic bowl I had in the studio. The pomegranate is just past its prime and they both look rather serious and formal but the colors are so inviting.
This chrome duck bank is a treasure I found at an estate sale several years ago. I passed by it several times knowing I didn’t need it but wanting it all the same. I couldn’t wait to paint it. I’ve painted it several times now and I never get tired of it. In this instance […]
Mangos are the yummiest fruit. There was a huge 30 foot mango tree in my backyard when I lived in Honduras. That’s when I discovered I was allergic to green mangos. Thankfully I can eat all the ripe ones I want. Yummm. This one sits atop a crystal cup from my mother-in-law’s Sunday crystal.