Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Oil on canvas panel

The tree is finally decorated and a chill is in the Texas air! These vintage ornaments originally adorned my parents' Christmas trees over the years. Many broke and are just memories in photo albums. A few survived, though--including these silver and red balls. They now have places of honor in my home (and are carefully stored after the holiday season!).

Monday, December 3, 2012

Date Night

Oil on Belgian Linen Panel
This little painting attempts to depict the excitement of a romantic evening with someone special.  A single, perfect red rose deserves a kiss, right?  And how many of us have put on a luscious layer of lipstick, only to realize that blotting it on a tissue might be in everyone's best interest?  (No one wants to have a red clown mouth after that special moment!!!)  So, in anticipation of a memorable night, I present the ageless "Date Night."