One of my students forgot these lovely striped tea towels at our last workshop session. So, Connie - if you're reading this: I'm going to leave them at Maude Kerns for you to retrieve - but first, I'm going to paint them! (Thanks!)
People grow such an amazing variety of things around here. You would never find these little green plums in a grocery store, but my neighbor has a beautiful tree full of them in her yard! She generously gave me a bowlful, and besides being unique and a really lovely greeney-yellow, they are delicious.
Anyone else planning to attend some weddings this fall? Wondering what to give? I have some really nicely framed paintings available in my Etsy shop - and I'm always happy to ship directly to a gift recipient, and include one of my own art cards with a special message!
These little peppers are so cheerful! They really are more fun to paint than eat - the regular sized peppers are much tastier, to me. Don't forget to enter my August painting giveaway by entering your email at right - and if you know someone who likes free stuff, forward this posting to them - they'll love you forever if they win!!!
These flowers came from a bouquet I was given for my daughter's 2nd birthday last week. I think it's really a beautiful sentiment to remember a mom on her child's birthday, especially in these early years when all the work we've done is still foremost in our minds! Thanks for being so thoughtful (you know who you are!)
Sorry for my long absence! A number of nice things have happened around here lately: my best friend had a baby, my daughter turned two, my sister came to visit - plus I got into a couple of shows (great news, but these things tend to lead to time spent framing and shipping artwork...) - long story short, I'm having a great summer!
"Pink Lilies and Jade"
oil on canvas
I'm going to be giving away the above little gem at the end of August, and all you have to do to be eligible to win is to subscribe to this here blog. Already an email subscriber? Then you're already entered! Want to subscribe? Just enter your email in the box in the right sidebar. I have fewer than 100 people on my mailing list right now, so the odds are good!