Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pot de Creme


This diminutive and elegant but deceptively powerful pot of creamy chocolate has held my imagination and gotten me through without succumbing to lesser fare. The little crostini hiding in back is pretty perfect too. Painting the doily was a fun challenge and am also pretty proud of that spoon. This will go up on DailyPaintworks.com's Weekly Challenge: Sweets and in my gallery there tomorrow.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Pink Bougainvillea


These were painted from a photo I shot at the big annual orchid show in the arboretum of the New York Botanical Gardens, which is located in the Bronx. Orchids draw the big crowds and are, of course, incredible but I was drawn to the papery bracts of bright bougainvillea. Here, it is grown in a hothouse. I miss it tumbling over backyard walls in CA. It takes no care and I love it, thorns and all.

Friday, March 04, 2016

Stop! Time To Eat


This was a fun challenge of painting lit neon against backlighting. I have a thing for old signage. In fact, I've spent about a third of my working years making signs but this one caught my eye. I stopped to snap a photo (being careful to avoid bumping the parked row of motorcycles) and yes, I stopped to eat. I like that 7 minutes to 3 or whatever time, it's Time To Eat.