Sunday, June 29, 2008

front facing

We set up bird feeders in our back yard and have attracted some un-birds that we are choosing to call squirrels. Tonight we set traps. In the morning we'll see how well we did in our urban big game hunt. This piece has nothing to do with any of that, however.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cheeky Peach

I took a little vacation from painting and posting but I am back. I still haven't eaten that perfect summer peach yet, though the strawberries and cherries have been doing a good job of taking up the slack. Year after year I am filled with amazement at the quality and abundance of fresh local produce available in California. I feel so lucky.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Aerial Peach

Another one for the good doctor who already has the pear and the orange. I ate a white peach for breakfast and it was amazing. Sweet, juicy, and perfectly ripe. I love summer fruit.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Pasta Con Sarde

Fennel, onions, sardines, anchovies, tomato paste, saffron, pine nuts, olive oil, salt and pepper and buccatini pasta. My friend Vinny grew up eating this dish and one time while in Manhattan it was on the menu at a little neighborhood Italian place in the East Village. We were all blown away by the flavor and I have been making it ever since. The Italians don't mix cheese and fish, but I do grate a little parmigiana on top. Yum

Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy June "gay bride month"

I seem to be in a re-do phase. I nearly threw this guy away because I hated the background so much but instead of tossing him, I worked on it today and now I'm happy. Trish squirms every time I paint over a painting or toss an image because I no longer can bear to look at it. I guess I'm not much of an archivist.