Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pink Cuppycake

I baked the cupcake, I photographed the cupcake, I painted the cupcake with paint as thick as frosting. And yes, I ate the cupcake. You can have this painting but you cannot eat it too.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Mysterious? Perhaps. Tip: do not paint nails too close to bedtime. This would look lovely in a boudoir, dressing room, bath. Mother's Day is coming soon. Just saying.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Let's Go Out

Dancing shoes and pink polish. There's an energy and near wildness to these brush strokes. We need to get out more. In my gallery on Daily Paintworks.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Past Promise

I like the energy and looseness in the brushstrokes on this one. No fuss. Available on Daily Paintworks.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Reach for the LIght

I like the level of contrast between the just bursting buds and the early morning darkness. They're not at their showiest stage but there is much promise here.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hiya Cynthia

There was a heady fragrance perfuming my studio while I painted. It may persist after the flower has faded but I do not mind at all. Spring has finally arrived. She can be yours forever.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tied Down

A card of buttons with some sunshine yellow cotton thread presiding over them. This sweet little painting would look good presiding over someone's sewing machine. 
Get it here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Button Button

An odd number from Granny's button collection, in primary colors, overseen by the silver thimble. The buttons are all mine now. This little painting can be yours.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Buckle Up

Wooden spool of burgundy cotton thread and a self covered buckle, probably for a "housedress" made by my granny. I thought of her the entire time I painted this. Available here.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fun With Matches

Matchbooks have been used as a cheap form of advertising since the 1890s. Clearly the above companies didn't research their target market. Visit my gallery to purchase.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Leader Of The Pack

Matchbooks peaked during the 1940s and 50s then began a decline with the appearance of disposable lighters and anti-smoking campaigns. This cheery yellow one is from a country club. Close cover before striking. You can buy it here.

Open Book

Topp Gum

People who fill fishbowls or shoeboxes with collections of matchbooks are known as phillumenists, or "lovers of light". I'm a lover of light but I don't collect matches. I do occasionally need matches to light a candle or, build a fire. Have you noticed how hard it is to find free matches in bars or restaurants now? This little painting will be part of a series you can collect, if you're into that. Or buy on it's own.