Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wing Corkscrew

This 7"x5" painting was a struggle. Manmade objects require much more precision than organic ones. Metal is also a challenge. Instead of a realistic approach, I would call this "impressionistic."

Monday, January 26, 2009

Rooster 2

This is a "blast from (my) past" painting when I attempted a "folk art" approach. I adore this rooster (and actually painted two like this--it would have looked great in my farmhouse.) Hopefully, both owners are thoroughly enjoying them.
Perhaps prints would be a logical next step? Who knows, this rooster may crow in other capacities!
"Rooster 2"
Acrylic on Masonite

Friday, January 23, 2009

My Art on Keds

This is my first encounter with the fashion industry. May I introduce the newest footwear on the block (drum roll, please): Keds "Sunflowers and Lotus Pods" Lace-Up Sneakers!!!

When ordering some Keds for Tori online yesterday(, I saw that there is a "design your own" option. I came up with this. They are made to order and can be purchased on by anyone and everyone. (Designers get a 10% commission.) I think I'll be my first customer. Of course, you can use your own designs as well. WARNING: It can be addictive!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Avocado Half 4

As mentioned in an earlier post, here is the other half of an avocado. (By the way, it was delicious--rich and buttery. Now, if I could just get a lobster to pose for me....) SOLD

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Baseball with Glove

Those of you have been following this blog for a couple of weeks may recognize this baseball. I previously posted it without the glove; however, I thought it looked lonely and made an obvious change. Was that a mistake?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Peeled Banana

Yes, this was a creative departure--something I hadn't seen painted by other daily painters. I thought it was pretty good, put it on eBay, then, nothing. Yet, another artist practically copied it, posted it the following week, and sold it for "peanuts." Guess I should be flattered, but was a little miffed. Maybe I was too sure of myself....

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Empty Clamshell

This 6"x6" daily painting is of a clam that I enjoyed eating, scrumptiously stuffed, last year. My daughter insisted on saving it (along with several others) so that we could paint Santa faces in the concave parts. We actually did make "Santa Shells," but her artistic interest waned and I still have the "unadorned" shells. This is one of them....

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Avocado Half 3

I actually painted this last month. (Can you guess what the follow-up painting looks like?) It is currently in a gallery in Georgetown. We'll see if it crosses my doorstep when I return to "change out" some works. Please let me know if you are interested in this one....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fried Egg, No. 2

"Fried Egg, No. 2" is yet another painting in which, while making breakfast, I got side-tracked and simply "had" to paint my egg in a cast-iron skillet. Needless to say, by the time I finished, the egg was cold. It is now in the compost pile. I had a granola bar instead.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Barn in Winter

This landscape depicts one of the large barns at our farm in Schulenburg, Texas. We had an ice storm there last winter and occasionally get a brief dusting of snow that always melts quickly. This painting is an attempt to make that winter scene last indefinitely.... $75 -- Purchase from artist

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sandlot Baseball

We've had some gorgeous, balmy days here in Texas and some of my trees are beginning to bud. Though basketball season just began for my daughter, my thoughts are of Spring and, America's pastime, baseball. Hence, a baseball painting....

Silo in Winter

This is a rare landscape that I painted a couple of days ago. It was based on a photograph by my late first husband, taken over twenty years ago as we galavanted around Williamsburg, Virginia during a snowstorm in our new 4x4. I always thought it was an absolutely gorgeous scene and I finally tried to honor it with a painting. I think he would be pleased.... NFS

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bundled Asparagus

Painting a group of vegetables can be intimidating. I finally overcame my "fear" and painted this bundled asparagus. Tedious, but worth the effort.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Farmhouse Doorknob

I enjoy all things rustic, whether it is an old, weathered barn or a rusty piece of ironwork. This 18"x14" acrylic painting is no exception--it depicts the door leading from the living room to the master bedroom in my old, 1928 farmhouse in rural Schulenburg, Texas. The patina of the bronze was a challenge as well as trying to make the knob, itself, look almost 3-dimensional. I think, though, that this painting captures a little bit of the character of my precious old house. In that regard, I succeeded. It is for sale through my website: (If it doesn't sell, that's okay, too....)

Fried Egg

I adore this painting. I actually fried an egg one morning for breakfast and loved how it got golden around the edges while the white puffed and puckered. Needless to say, I had to paint it. The pan was a challenge--I've never painted "silver" before. (I am thrilled that I found a client who likes this as much as I do!) I think I will revisit this subject....

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Yellow Onion, No. 2

Acrylic on Masonite, 6x6 - $75 -- Purchase from artist

Clam Shell No. 5

This painting is one of my few heavily textured ones. The water was sculpted with acrylic modeling paste and the sand is fine garnet gel. I then varnished the clam and the water for that "wet" appearance.
The image appears slightly blurry because I attempted to use my scanner to photograph it rather than a digital camera. The height of the water crests prevented me from getting a "good scan."
To bid on this daily painting or to view others currently on eBay, please click on the title to this post. Thanks for your interest!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Acorn Squash No. 2

Acrylic on SOLD
I'm really pleased with the shading and tones I got from a rather dull-skinned vegetable. I was also pleased with how it tasted after I roasted it and drizzled extra virgin olive oil and kosher salt on it!

New Year, New Commitment

It's a new year and I've decided to try to get "known" by a wider art community. From exhibiting in shows to eBay auctions, to blogs such as this, I will strive to share my work with others regularly. Fingers crossed.
Above is a daily painting entitled, "Jacks with Ball." SOLD ON EBAY