Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Other Chanel


After an early bout with something from Avon for little girls that smelled like carnations, I moved on to eschew Patchouli Oil and embrace Jasmine Oil. Fortunately, my girl squad got together to gift me Chanel No.19. Was it because my birthday is on the 19th like Coco's? Or maybe because it had just been released in 1971, our first year of high school, and advertised as "The Unexpected Chanel", "The Outspoken Chanel". Coco Chanel reportedly pronounced it, "Audacious and assertive. Never conventional." I loved it. No.19 was discontinued in 2000.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Heart of Darkness


Painted as part of a series. Just thought I'd share. I've been working on some series and larger pieces to submit to local shows. These are not currently available for sale.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Half Full


Maybe a bit more than half. Life is good. Water is the theme for these hot days. And it's also the theme for this week's Water Challenge on DPW. Available from my DPW Gallery.
Update: It's not your eyes. I updated photo with accurate color by photographing in natural light again but on a day without an impending storm. What a difference a day makes!

Monday, July 31, 2017

I Don't Care


I care a lot but when I find a place to float alone in clear water, I do not. For those who are counting, this is the third swimming pool painting. This one is available here but if you have a photo of someone swimming that you'd like to commission, contact me here.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nest 1234


Or I might have called it, This Is Not My Home. This is a hummingbird's nest that was one of many built in a ficus tree at my home in SoCal, where there was an atrium. I guess because it was protected from cats and other predators, we had many generations of hummingbirds making it home. The egg was found under a robin's nest which was built in our Colorado (my husband's home) Spruce and although quite prickly it is less protected from attack. Click to buy

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Paco Plays with Pizza


My daughter's cat, Paco loves toys and people to an insane degree. I've never met any cat like him. Garfield has lasagna and here is Paco guarding his pizza. Painted for Cute Cat Challenge on DPW. Come and get it. Gone!

Friday, July 07, 2017

Tea and Berries


A summer breakfast of berries with tea. Keeping it light for more time to paint.
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