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Not quite sugar plums, instead these are plumcots but because the pointy end of these hybridized apricots married to plums isn't on display I'll just call them 'Plums in Stainless'. This is another painting inspired by a visit to a local orchard where the owners grow many varieties of organic fruit.
I've always wanted to paint metals but I haven't had the occasion yet to do anything as large as the stainless bowl. Not quite sure if the reflected pinks are too bright, I'll live with it a few days before I change them or varnish.
Acrylic on cradle board 10 X 8 X 1.5" prepared to the highest standard. $150.00
More than just animals, both of these creatures are dearly loved and domesticated. The rooster I spotted when we were in Cuba on a cultural exchange, our visit in this case the King Ranch, where our guide lived and raised his Cubalaya Rooster, said to be one of the largest breeds in the world. Feathers are a first for me and I really enjoyed painting them.
'Coque Tails' 20 X 16 X 1/2" acrylic on canvas, framed.
Our dear neighbours, Bobbie and Paddy, have cats. Each has its own personality and this one seems fixated on something in the foreground, very close to you! Get ready for a pounce. Painting the softest of fur coats with its multiple hues and values was a joyous challenge. Painted from a photograph by Bobbie Fischer.
'Concentration' 8 X 16" acrylic on canvas board, framed.
How distinctively Okanagan are the soft fruits. I was introduced to the plumcot this summer upon invitation by the owner of Sunset Orchards in Osoyoos to come visit and see her fruit. The plumcot is a heart-shaped hybrid composed of, as you might suspect, an apricot and a plum. All the bloom of a plum, all the succulence of an
apricot, the bite of a plum, it sings with flavour, a true marriage of the fruit, the true taste of summer
Acrylic on cradle board prepared to the highest standards (8 sq." X 1.5", 20 sq. cm. X 4 cm.) As the paintings are done on cradle board there is no need to frame them. Wired, ready to hang and view until you can try a plumcot yourself next summer.
I am thrilled to be represented by Peggy Stel's Picture This! Custom Framing and Gallery in Penticton. My first walls have been mounted and I invite you to drop into the gallery and see all the works represented. Please SAVE THE DAY November 23rd from 5 to 8 p.m. when a number of Penticton galleries will be hosting an Art Walk. This is the evening of the Christmas Light-Up in Penticton so it should be a very special night along with the Art Walk. I hope to see you there!
I have very happy memories of visiting my father who took up gardening and bread-making after a lifetime of a demanding career In late summer free from the cares of the work-world he would take me out to the tomato patch and let me choose a few ripe ones, and then he'd slice his cooling home-made bread, a tomato and then slather on the mayonnaise, before dashing on the salt and pepper. Nothing, and I mean nothing, could taste better than freshly-picked tomatoes on warm homemade bread. Dad would stand by proudly as I enjoyed the snack like none other. Now the only problem is which to choose.
Either 8 X 10 X 1.5" (landscape style) or 10 X 8 X 1.5" (portrait style) acrylic on wood cradle board prepared to the highest standards.
As these images are painted on deep cradle board, there is no need for framing. For more information, see my website gallery for Tomato(es) on the Vine 5, 6 and 7 or look under 'Fruits and Vegetables'.
I am thrilled to be joining Picture This! Custom Framing and Gallery in Penticton as of November 1st. Additionally, more great news! This is an open invitation for you to visit me at Picture This Framing and Gallery for the free Art Walk on Thursday, November 23rd from 5 to 8. Visitors can stroll from gallery to gallery and view the art. Bring your friends. I look forward to seeing you then.
Everything is ripening here in Osoyoos as the warmth of the summer season ends and the crispness of fall steps in. There is so much drama in the appearance of a sunflower that I've named these two from the top left, 'Leading Lady' and 'Curtain Call', (light wood frame, acrylic on 8 X 10" canvas board).
I can't stop painting these 8 X 8" botanicals--this one Tomato on the Vine 4, part of the series. But I must stop as there are plums and plumcots and Asian pears, Honeycrisp apples ripening and I must capture their bloom with my brush.
I came upon this little sunflower in a local organic apple orchard where I had been graciously invited to pick blackberries. Sunflowers tower above the espaliered apples, bees buzz and swallows swoop at the orchard high on the hill with views of Osoyoos Lake far below. A blissful place.
Part of a new sunflower series. Acrylic on 8 square inch deep cradle board, $120.00, shipping extra.
A few years ago I noticed this yellow canoe drifting in Vaseux Lake, north of Oliver, BC. on the side of Highway 97. Just a canoe, no oars, no rope, and it hadn't been tied up or dragged ashore. The image has stayed with me ever since.
Acrylic on 18" X 36" X 1 1/2" exhibition canvas, ready to hang. As you can see on the right, the sides are painted. Please contact me if you're interested.
|I am so pleased to have had my 'Little Greek Boats' chosen for a juried exhibition this weekend at the Liquidity and Noble Ridge Wineries show, located at the Noble Ridge "Barn" for their Vine Dining.|