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The Columnist

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The Columnist, 11"x14", oil on canvas. Sold.

I can only wish that one day I'll have a studio that looks like this.  You know how writers are often told to 'write what they know'?  Hopefully, that statement doesn't have to apply to artists.  I think I paint the objects and places that I wish I could know.

Posted & filed under Interiors, Paintings.

The Fontaine Sisters On The Boardwalk With Their Dogs ‘Prim’ and ‘Proper’

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The Fontaine Sisters On The Boardwalk With Their Dogs 'Prim' and 'Proper', oil on canvas, 16"x20".  Sold.

I think that 'Prim' is likely the poodle, and 'Proper'  is the dalmatian.

It's been a week of larger paintings, so next week I'll likely work on  a few smaller ones as these bigger ones tend to exhaust me and make me kind of spacey.

Posted & filed under dresses, Paintings, women.

Butterfly Dresses

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Butterfly Dresses, oil on canvas, 11"x14".  Sold.

I think this piece came out of my deep 'Winter Despair'.  I know I shouldn't complain because here in Ontario, we haven't had it so bad this year, but I'm so tired of putting my winter coat and boots on every time I leave the house.  Bring on summer...or at least spring...a thaw... or maybe a tiny snowdrop?

I should warn everyone that I've got a big canvas coming up.  I receive a number of emails from buyers wondering why I don't do larger work, so I've got a big piece that is almost complete and will likely rear its head next week.  Oh, and I should also warn everyone that I watched 'Mommie Dearest' today- you remember, the one about Joan Crawford staring Faye Dunaway.  So one can only imagine how that is going to influence my work for the next couple of weeks.  Shoulder pads?  Big eyebrows?  Rage? And a closet full of wire hangers?  We shall see.....

Posted & filed under dresses, Paintings.

Isadora

Isadora

Isadora, oil on canvas, 11"x14".  For sale on etsy.

It is nothing short of a miracle that I actually finished this painting today.  I had a huge disaster with my car this morning that involved the front wheel almost falling off and the discovery of a small skating rink in the trunk of my car (where the spare tire is stored).  I did enjoy my tow truck ride to the dealership through a snow storm.  However, that doesn't really make up for the fact that my car has expensive German parts and that I'll likely be painting for the next 10 years to pay the bill.  Looks like I'll be walking all of my prints and paintings to the post office tomorrow!  Or maybe, for the rest of my life.....

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Posted & filed under Paintings, women.

Elise Sips Pastis In Montreal

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Elise Sips Pastis In Montreal, 12"x16", oil on canvas.  Sold.

She just looks like the kind of lady that would enjoy Pastis.  I went through a Campari phase for a while shortly after I graduated from University.  I still get the yearning for a glass on a warm summer's day when I can fool myself that I'm at an outdoor Cafe in Rome.

Posted & filed under Interiors, Paintings, women.

Cake Display Case

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Cake Display Case, oil on paper, 5"x7". Sold.

I didn't have time to finish a painting on canvas today and likely I'm going to have some difficulty over the next month or so producing original work on a consistent basis.  I've taken on some more 'commercial' work....hate that word, but I don't know what else to call it.  So, I'll try and post  two or three originals at least a week on etsy, but they may appear at odd times.  If you are interested in original work, likely the best method to keep an eye on what comes up is to either subscribe to my blog, or keep an eye on it.

It's pretty exciting  to have new opportunities occurring as a painter,  but  the amount of extra work that it involves is a little scary, and it doesn't seem to include much time with my paintbrush so please be patient with me!

Posted & filed under Cakes And Desserts, Paintings.

Indira Visits The Countryside

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Indira Visits The Countryside, oil on canvas, 11"x14". SOLD.

I priced this one a wee bit higher than normal because I really don't want to sell it....I usually hate my paintings that I produce for at least a good solid year, then after that, I seem to be able to find something redeeming about each one.  No one is harder on my work than I am.  With this painting though, I really enjoyed painting it.  I'm not sure if it's the whole glamour girl in the country, or maybe I'm just so proud at my first attempt at painting geese.....those are geese?  Right?  Whatever the reason,  it will be harder to give it up.  But like any starving artist, I do have my price.

Posted & filed under dresses, fairytale, Paintings, women.

Antha’s Party

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Antha's Party, oil on canvas, 12"x16". Sold.

You might be wondering what is with all the peacocks and balloons lately.  I can't explain what goes on in my head.  I suspect it has something to do with the fact that my parents never let me have a peacock growing up.

Posted & filed under dresses, fairytale, Paintings, women.

Is That A Table?

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Lemonade, Lemon Meringue Pie, And Cherry Tarts, 5"x7" original oil painting on paper.

So, I really don't have anything but this little oil on paper for listing today.  I didn't want to list it at my normal 7pm time because that is when I list my paintings on canvas, and I don't want to confuse everyone.  Basically, it's been a super stressful few days as I've been dealing with the more  business/commercial side of what I do.  It's been worth it, but a little exhausting and I don't handle stress of any kind particularly well.....I think I need a business manager and a BIG cocktail.

Anyway, I was busy working on a painting on canvas for listing this evening when my husband came home and squinted at the piece and asked 'Is that a table'?  It's not good when you can't tell if I've painted a table or not.  In truth, it looked like a horse.  That's what happens when you paint and stare out the window like a space cadet.  So, I tossed it  aside in favour of  exercising 'quality control'.  I'm taking tomorrow off too just get my bearings back so I'll return on Wednesday and Friday  with paintings that don't look like a horse-tables.

I promise.

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Posted & filed under Paintings.