It's funny how interesting I find things when I'm at the market. I now look for things to paint that I never would have considered eating!! I think this is the first time in my life that I bought fresh mushrooms...now if I only I learned to cook with them, my family would be happy!
Did you ever see ginger root? It actually reminds me of something that would crawl around the bottom of the ocean. It's almost creepy. But definitely interesting - tons of texture, too. I really liked painting this one.
I was shopping for these little Habanero peppers recently, when a woman asked me if I knew just how hot they actually are. I told her that I was only going to paint them, and she "Good - they are hot, hot, hot!"They look too pretty to be so dangerous!
This little piece was so much fun to paint. I repainted the sky a time or two, and I am finally happy with the end result. This was painted from a photograph taken at Cape Cod, Ma., a place where I could definitely live with endless inspiration!
This 'sweet' little piece was done in pastel, which I plan on using more of this year. I love how the colors can be layered to achieve different effects. One of the many things on my 'to do' list this year is to compile some fast facts about the archival qualities of pastel to post or hand out at my shows. Many people are intimidated by pastel not knowing that they will last just as long as oil paintings, and will not fade, yellow or crack.
My son named this one for me. I am not a big sports fan; I was stuck on a title for this piece. I had so much fun painting it though....it reminded of the one I did called 'On the Fence'; I think the players' personalities come through just in the way they are sitting.
A little note to wish you a happy, safe and prosperous New Year! I have a long list of resolutions for myself; how about you?? I am rested up, and ready and anxious to return to painting! Tomorrow will be my first post of the new year; I can't wait to get started....