Friday, September 28, 2007

'Shallot and Orange'

Detail: 'Shallot and Orange', oil on linen, 5x7

What great fun this diminutive still life was to paint. In actuality, the shallot and the orange represent a tiny portion of a larger painting I have been working on this week. For a break, I painted this jewel-like little treasure. Please email me if you are interested in this piece.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

'Tulips & Windmill" - Daily Painting on eBay

Oil on panel, 6x8 (appx)
Tulips are among my favorite flowers to paint....when I bought these at my local grocer I could hardly wait to set them up in my north-lit studio, to paint them.....This little painting is available and can be purchased by contacting me at or

Friday, September 14, 2007

'Pick Me Pear' - Daily Painting

Detail: "Pick Me Pear"

Oil on linen mounted panel, 6 x 8
Unfortunately, one pear was hurt in the making of this painting. This is an organic pear and it certainly was delicious. I wonder if it was a happy pear? Our youngest daughter, Lexi, who totally embraces organically grown products, including grain fed and open-ranging cattle and chickens, has really enlightened our family in this area. We always ask her if something is 'happy' before we eat it. Even cookies. It's fair to say that this little pear seemed to be saying 'pick me!, pick me!' in the grocery store. I couldn't resist its little stem sticking up so smartly in the air.

Monday, September 10, 2007

'Egg Tree' - Daily Painting on eBay

Oil on linen mounted panel, 6x8
Please look in the archives on this site to see other 'Daily Paintings' still available for purchase.

Monday, September 3, 2007

'Complementary Tea" - Daily Painting on eBay

Oil on linen mounted panel, 7 1/2 x 10
Click on the image to see it enlarged.
This isn't exactly a new daily painting...OK, in fact, I painted it a few weeks back. But, the photo is new. I know that those hard-core 'daily painters' out there will call this cheating to be posting this painting again, but I couldn't resist doing so. I've just varnished it and it looks wonderful now...again. It's amazing how varnishing, in addition to increasing the longevity of a painting and protecting it, can refresh and put the sparkle back into it. Just like when it's freshly painted and the paint is wet and luscious.

So, that's my reason for posting it again.....that and with all the balls I have in the air these days, with building my new website, managing my blogs, building canvases, taking on a commission and being sick, too, I just really missed seeing one of those little paintings again in the midst of things. After all, I'm an artist !, not a web builder/designer/writer/marketer/business woman extraordinaire!

Hey! Whose big idea was all this anyway?

Let's consider this 'Show and Tell' ..... The 'telling' part is that this painting is back on eBay this week. It's a little bit larger than the usual daily painting format, hence the starting bid is $125US. It is painted on linen mounted on panel which, of course, I've made myself. This painting will compliment any collection. A bid for 'Complementary Tea' can be placed by clicking on the 'Click Here To Bid' button below and you will find other available daily paintings, in my endeavor, in the archives of this site. Please email me at or if you would like further information on purchasing.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

A Day In The Life of An Artist.....

Well, as they say, you make plans and then life happens.

This seems to have been the case for me in the past couple of weeks. I worked so hard and with such enthusiasm preparing my beautiful linen supports. They are now curing in my studio and will be ready to paint on next week. This week I had admirable intentions of doing some little paintings for my blog, or even posting some of my larger works which are on-going in my studio, when I came down with that nasty flu. You know the one, 'that nasty one'. My friend, Lori Jay, just back from Greece and the UK, warned me about it, but too late. So, I have been down for the count this past week. Such is life.

But, the upside to being horizontal for the better part of this week is that I am now feeling refreshed and more excited than ever to get back to easelling. It's not easy to take time away from the studio but it's never a bad thing, one way or another. Particularly, since I have agreed to take on an exciting commission for a client. Since its being handled through an advertising agency, it's all a bit hush hush ... I'll tell you about it when I'm able. Perhaps that will be when the painting is finished. This will also mean that my concentration and focus will be on bringing this commission to fruition.....if you don't hear from me for a bit, you'll understand why.

In the meantime, please read about my delightful friend Allison McNeil and her newest venture, below.

'Sunflowers" by Allison McNeil

This award-winning painting is by artist, Allison McNeil, my very special friend and former student. Her beautifully expressive acrylic painting, "Sunflowers", was featured at the Down Syndrome Conference in Calgary, AB in May, 2007.
Allison is now happy to offer "Sunflowers" in a set of 10 art cards, signed by her, and reproduced on high quality note card with a folded dimension of 5.5 x 4.25. The cards are blank on the inside and contain information about Allison on the the back. Envelopes included. Suitable for any occasion.
Allison's sunny disposition and joie de vivre are evident in this uplifting, colorful image. Her work is available on eBay and Etsy. The price is $5.00/set. Please email Allison at for more information or visit her website at Allison McNeil Art