I purchased a small bouquet of flowers at Whole Foods (which recently opened in my town). I was very impressed with their selection and thought they were quite reasonable for $10. This will definitely be my go to place to buy bouquets if I need a small gift for someone!
Thanksgiving is only 2 days away. I'm traveling to visit family (which is always stressful - the traveling AND the family part) but I am thankful for my family and for many other blessing in my life. I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving celebration with lots of yummy food and minimal stress :)
"Gratitude" - 12 x 12 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD
With Thanksgiving next week, I’ve spent some time
reflecting on things in my life that I really appreciate. Today’s painting is of the Parish Center for
the Arts in Westford, MA. I’ve painted
this building many times, but, this time, as I was painting, I was thinking about
how central this building has become in my life.
I started volunteering here over 16 years ago and have met some
incredible people – artists, musicians, dancers and many others who support and
appreciate the arts. Many have become close friends.
Thanksgiving is a time to stop and reflect so “Gratitude”
seemed like a fitting name for this piece.
On the subject of Thanksgiving, I want to give thanks to all
the people who take the time to read my words, reflect on my art, comment to
let me know when something touches their heart, and, of course, those who purchase my art to hang in their home. I am grateful to all of you.
"Gratitude" is a 12 inch square oil on canvas painting presented in a wood floater frame (see additional photos below).
“Froot Loops” was inspired by a sketch done by my friend Pat. Pat had illustrated the quote: “Be a Froot Loop
in a bowl of Cheerios” and it stuck in my mind (and I loved her sketch).
To start, I bought an individual serving size box of Froot
Loops (I couldn’t bring myself to buy an entire box!) and borrowed a plastic
blue bowl and spoon from a friend to create the image I was looking for.
As I created this painting, I learned a lot about Froot
Loops. They come in 6 colors: the three
primaries (red, yellow and blue) and three secondaries: (purple, green and orange). Who knew?
With a bright pink acrylic base coating my entire canvas, I
painted the cereal first – all the red pieces (sprinkling them throughout the bowl,
all the blues, etc. I then moved on to
the bowl and noted the subtle reflections on the inside. I painted the background next and added the
spoon and finally the milk. I allowed
the cereal colors to mix into the off-white “milk” paint as the cereal will
discolor the milk.
This painting was so fun to paint. I love the bright colors and the cheerful
"Froot Loops" is a 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas painting with the sides painted black so framing is optional. It is available directly from me. Click here for more information. Additional photos are below.