Saturday, March 31, 2007

Daisy Series

Here they are all together.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Final Daisy

We had our first book club meeting tonight. I sure like what happens to ideas when seven people are batting them around.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Spool and Bobbin

I use this color a lot. I don't know if I've ever bought a pair of jeans I didn't have to hem. I've gotten pretty good at it.

Monday, March 26, 2007

6" x 6" Tomatoes

The Italian couple that grows hot house heirloom tomatoes, basil, cucumbers, and melons returned to the market this week. There are so many signs that Spring is here.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

24" x 24" Drippy Squares

Trish and I had a garage sale today. Needless to say, I pulled this from the archives.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Part 3 of 4 in the Daisy Series (4" x 4")

I met a friend downtown today for Heidi Swanson's book signing. Heidi has a blog called 101 Cookbooks. She writes about vegetarian cooking and comes up with some darn good ideas.
I love my town.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Two Tangerines and a Lemon (Again)

I wasn't crazy about the shadows in the first version of this. Final loan approval happened today! Closing on April 12th. I'm so excited. Really.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

2 of 4 in the Daisy Series (4" x 4")

I sold my "shabby chic"china hutch on Craig's List today. I love Craig's List!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Two Tangerines and a Lemon

I mailed my taxes off today...woo hoo!

Monday, March 19, 2007

11" x 14" Year of the Rooster

Moving along on the Chinese Zodiac Series. I'll be taking the next few weeks to work on the dragon and while I'm at it, I'll post smaller projects.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

He's Sleepy Too! 18" x 24"

We continue to study color temperature in class. The little bits on the right side of the page are my notes as I attempt to learn this theory.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Sleepless Nights

I am too excited to sleep and too tired to paint. This buying property stuff is not for the faint of heart.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Habenaros 6" x 6"

These are the hottest peppers, ever.
We had an inspection today on our new flat. Next we have our TIC agreement looked over and after that we sign a truck load of papers and move May 1st. The photos are taken with a wide angle lens, so though it's 1100 square feet the rooms are not quite as big as they look.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

6" x 6" More Kumquats

Trish brought some Habenero peppers home from the market today. They seem impossible to paint with beeswax, but stay tuned.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007

5" x 5" Kumquats

I picked up some kumquats at the Farmers Market today. You eat the whole fruit and experience the most complex combination of sweet flesh and sour skin. More evidence of Spring.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

6" x 6" Apples

I had some Andante goat cheese and Fuji apples for lunch today and boy oh boy was it ever yummy.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

5" x 5" Tomatillos

I measure the seasons by food now that I live in a place that lacks dramatic climate changes. Food and light. These tomatillos, also known as husk tomatoes, remind me Spring is here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

11" x 14" Tiger

I'm working on the Chinese Zodiac series and though this tiger still needs work, I'm making progress on the series.

Monday, March 5, 2007

5" x 5" Satsumas

Despite the freeze that knocked out so much of California's citrus, I've managed to pick up some sweet tangerines.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

9" x 15" Iridescent Sleep

Happy New Year!

My friend's and I did the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt tonight. We had a great time wandering around the City looking for clues.

Friday, March 2, 2007

6" x 6" Fennel

My friend Ellen introduced me to fennel a few years back. It's good sliced thinly on salad, roasted, or sauteed. But my favorite fennel dish is pasta con sarde.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

6" x 6" Bowl of Lemons

Today was a good day! I love lemons and I love Trish Tunney :-)