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I’ll be one of 5 painters participating in the Artisans’ Co-op Painters’ Showcase on March 18, 2017 from noon to 7 pm. There will be demonstrations from noon to 4 pm and a reception and raffle from 4 pm to 7 pm. Hope to see you there, Carolyn.
I photographed my hula pie dessert while eating out in Maui a couple of weeks ago. I just started a food still life painting of this ice cream pie dessert which is drizzled with chocolate and topped with macadamia nuts. I’ll be adding some plumeria flowers to the painting to give it a more tropical feel. Much work needs to be done to finish the painting. Check out my blog next week to see the progress I’ve made.
I named my cute cat Chester because when he was a kitty he loved to sit on my chest. He’s 14 years old now. These days he likes lounging on a large recliner with my husband who says Chester likes watching basketball on TV.
He looks like a Maine Coon cat but he’s a mixture. His coloring is grey, brown and black. But I painted him orange and brown against blue because I thought it would make a more colorful painting.
Don’t you think my cat posed nicely for his painting?
This is a photo of me plein air painting on a beautiful, sunny day last June in a lavender field at Matanzas Winery in Santa Rosa, California. I’m using my old, small Yarka Russian easel that is a wooden box with 3 aluminum legs attached so no tripod is required. This easel is no longer made.
Walking along a beach in Fiji, I saw this sign nailed to a palm tree directing us to a hut that served chocolate banana cake, tea and coffee. I photographed it and did a pen and ink/watercolor travel sketch of it later from my photograph.
Love Italy and tropical places! Tuscan Home was inspired by my memories and photos of Tuscany.