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When I was young and our family would go to a restaurant, my father often ordered the "mixed catch". I thought it risky but thrilling--not to really know what you're getting. So here's a small risk-free mixed catch for you today.
While it's not the end of the roses in Osoyoos--they're still blooming--I am moving on, likely to return to painting them again some day. So this is my last for a while. I call it Cotton Candy because of the colour.
'Cotton Candy' 8 X 8 X 1.5" Acrylic on exhibition canvas.
The second painting requires a bit of an introduction. Some of you who have been following me for a while know my penchant for nostalgic neon signs as I've painted The Oliver Theatre sign (sold) and The Pow Wow Drive In sign from Oroville, Washington. When we first arrived in Penticton, I was thrilled that there was a huge neon sign on Main Street and that the restaurant was actually operating and had been since 1922. The Elite Restaurant is not called that any longer, it's a steakhouse now. Next week 'The Elite Restaurant' will be showing at Picture This! Custom Framing and Gallery in Penticton.
The Elite Restaurant 20 X 10" Acrylic on canvas. $300.
Please enquire if you're interested in either of these items.
I've been busy painting roses again from my friends' garden. Here are three for your viewing pleasure along with an invitation to see my paintings in a local show presented by Artists on Main entitled 'This is the Okanagan and Beyond'. The roses are: 'Look at Me', 'Full Bloom' and 'Big and Bold' Each rose priced at $120. Below, the poster for the show.
Just what you've been waited for . . . the answer to my question, "What should I make, eggplant parmesan or moussaka?" and you, the readers, have answered. It was Eggplant Parmesan. Never fear, my neighbour has arrived with more eggplants and, this time, it will be the Moussaka.
But in the meantime, a few more roses for your eyes only at this time. The first, 'Orange Crush', 'The Fairest of Them All' (fuchsia rose), and 'Kissed by the Sun' (a pink and gold rose).
Each one, priced at $120, is 8 X 8 X 1.5" acrylic on exhibition canvas with the sides painted so no need to frame. Shipping a little extra. Contact me to enquire or purchase.
Hello, Art Lovers,
I am sequestered in the house, striving to get all outdoor activities finished before 11 a.m. So I need your help with a question. Do I make eggplant parmesan or moussaka with these fresh from the garden eggplants?
An image of my work currently on display at Picture This! Custom Framing and Gallery in Penticton located at 133 Westminster Ave W, Penticton, BC V2A 1J7
Peggy does a spectacular job with hanging works. When you're in Penticton, come visit and see the displays of 8 artists. Just a little off the beaten track but worth it.
I'm currently working on a painting of hollyhocks which is keeping me on my toes with all its delicacy and nuances of shadows.
There is something enchanting about the form, scent, colour and texture of roses with all their differences. These three rose paintings left me wanting to paint more flowers, dahlias? perhaps peonies. On the left, Fuchsia Beauty, followed by the yellow rose 'Beguiling' and finally, 'Solo Act' a soft, warm coral pink rose painted with bold brush strokes.
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'Sticky Fingers' was a commissioned painting for the client's partner who has an affinity for peanut butter and honey on a toasted focaccia bun. Can you blame him" IThe painting takes a place of honour close to the source of this breakfast delicacy. Many thanks to the client for the commission and photo.
Until I started this round of painting roses I had no idea of the myriad of hues in a rose. These four paintings depict roses in different stages, from bud to full flower. My morning walks take longer and longer during rose season because I stop, gaze, breathe in the scents and photograph them as future studies.
Fresh from the easel I bring you Unfurling Beauty, The Star of the Show, Grand Opening and Pretty in Pink, priced at $120.00 each, an opportunity for you to keep summer in view all year-round.
Acrylic on exhibition canvas 8 X 8 X 1.5". No need to frame as the sides are painted. Shipping extra.
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Now you can do your art viewing from home. The OASIS show is one of the highlights of the Okanagan art scene each year and now you can see the paintings from your own home or your travel destination. My 'Urban Sunflower' made it into the online show and I am very pleased.
' What if? is a question that I often ask and upon spotting crumpets in the grocery store, I thought, "What if I painted a series of vignettes of honey bear adventures?" This was all spurred on by spotting crumpets, which conjured memories of childhood breakfasts of well-toasted crumpets slathered with butter and heaped with either strawberry jam or honey. The honey was usually the creamed honey but when I stopped to consider the fun of painting creamed honey vs. a honey bear dispenser, well, it was a hands down decision. Honey bear all the way! For your viewing pleasure or purchasing for your breakfast or dining room.
10" wide by 20" high acrylic on canvas prepared to the highest standard. Shipping extra. $220.00