Monday, November 30, 2009

If I Had a Hammer

Oil on cotton canvas panel, 6x6--Purchase for $75
Yes, this is "in color." Very monochromatic. I tried painting some nails with this; alas, they looked hideous and I removed them.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pear Meets Cookbook

Oil, Canvas on panel, 6x6--Click here to view eBay listing
Here is my warped sense of humor--a plump, juicy pear lurking over a cookbook that is opened to pear recipes. Words such such as peel, core, boil, chop, and slice are visible. What is the pear thinking? God save the cook.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Plated Pears

Oil, Canvas on panel, 6x6--Purchase for $75
I need a lesson in buying and storing pears. No matter how careful I am, they always get soft and mushy within a day. Hence, this painting was done quickly--I swear I saw the pears age before my eyes!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

2010 Wall Calendar

Premium glossy cardstock, 8.5x11 when closed, Purchase for $15
My 2010 wall calendar of food art is finally available. I'm selling it through eBay (Buy It Now) for $15 (plus $4 shipping and handling). You may also contact me to purchase it directly.

This spiral-bound calendar features twelve of my daily paintings (the cover is used for March). Please visit my eBay page to see all the paintings that were used. Thank you and enjoy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Egg Yolk, No. 1

Oil on cotton canvas panel, 6x6--Purchase for $100
Eggs must be my "comfort food." Though I've painted them numerous times (and am usually pleased with the results), I've labeled this as "number 1" because it is the first yolk I've done as a daily OIL painting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cut It Out

Oil on cotton canvas panel, 6x6--Purchase for $100
No lectures--just a gentle reminder that the Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 19th. Best wishes to all participants (including a few of my loved ones) tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pomegranate Seed

Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6--Purchase for $100
I'm fond of the title for this painting. Who cares about the bohemoth pomegranates when that poor little seed is alone on the ground?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pomegranate Pair

Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6--SOLD
Since these little devils are $2.95 EACH at my grocery store (and I can't figure out how to enjoy them properly), I only bought one. I used an apple as a stand-in for the second pomegranate, then just switched them around as needed. (Guess what subject will be painted tomorrow? Might as well make the most of my investment!)

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6--Purchase for $100
I still can't figure out how to eat these things--the seeds are so "seedy." I think I'll stick with using them in Christmas decorations as they do in Colonial Williamsburg each year.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Romeo and Juliet

Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6--Purchase for $100
Here's a new take on Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet: Romeo (yellow apple) loves Juliet (red apple) and vice versa. They've been separated by forces beyond their control (invisible hands and a blue bowl represent their respective families); yet, the star-crossed lovers still meet secretly. (The balcony scene is represented by this painting--Notice how Juliet is "higher" than Romeo due to perspective. The bowl is the balcony) They profess their love for eachother. We know that there will be an untimely demise--Romeo will be eaten; Juliet will be turned into a tasty pie (then eaten). Their cores will finally meet again in the cold mausoleum (trash can or compost pile--you decide) where they will rest in pieces-er- peace.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Canada Goose Gourd

Okay, I'll admit it--I was playing with a dried gourd trying to be "craftsy." I just couldn't resist buying that mold-covered monstrosity--it simply screamed "Canada goose" at me in the pumpkin patch. After soaking, then scrubbing it with a bleach solution (I should have worn gloves), I used acrylics to paint my folksy version of one of these beautiful (yet extremely messy and noisy) birds. (Sorry golfers and football players--I know they wreak havoc on courses and other open spaces!!!). Don't know if I should try selling him or not. He looks quite cute by my fireplace and and reminds me of the migratory paths over my homes back East. Is there a market for such things?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Moonlit Beach

Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6--Purchase for $75
This is my first night scene. We had the most glorious full moon the other night and I wanted to combine its beauty with that of the ocean. I am utterly charmed by this one....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Eggplant with Lemon

Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6, $100-Purchase Information
This looks rather dark--blame it photographer (me) error. It was the wrong time of day, the paint was still wet (hence, the little specs of glossy white reflecting from the window). I may "reshoot" this another time for better quality. Alas, I was in a hurry and already posted it on eBay--we'll see if anyone can look beyond my lack of talent in the photography department.

Friday, November 6, 2009

White Onion, No. 2

Oil on cradled panel, 6x6--Purchase for $100
Some people thought the first white onion wasn't colorful enough. This definitely adds a more vibrant background.