I wasn’t sure if I should call this painting ‘hotcakes’ or ‘pancakes’. Is one American and the other Canadian? I usually call them pancakes, but I find the other term much cuter. So I went with that.
I’ll be taking the weekend off but I’ll be back on Monday with my next painting post.
Have a great weekend!
I don’t think I’ve ever shown my large work on this blog before, so I figured maybe I should. This is Lavinia (named after my great great great great Aunt). I know nothing about her, but I love the name. She’s a large oil painting and she has been painted on premium canvas with a double thickness stretcher (often referred to as a gallery stretcher) and wired on back. She doesn’t need to be framed (although, some people prefer to do that), but I find there is something quite charming about unframed oil paintings.
She’s not listed on etsy because of well, the price is higher, although it’s in Canadian Dollars, so there’s an added bonus to Americans, and it’s also a substantially larger sized work than what I post on etsy. I also don’t like shipping something that big because of insurance and packing etc, so I leave that up to the capable owners at the Davis Gallery. They are happy to ship anywhere.
I’ve included several close-ups so you can see the mind-numbing detail work that went into it. I literally went insane while painting this. I gave myself some sort of inner ear balance problem (ringing and all) from concentrating so hard.
How I suffer for my art!
By the way, if you click on the photos you can see even more detail.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW PAINTING ON ETSY.
I really don’t want much out of life, but I wouldn’t mind a summer house.
This suit really reminds me of a pink suit and a brooch that my grandmother used to wear.
A couple of weeks ago I was included in a Para Paints special advertising feature with the Toronto Star. No, I’m not ‘expecting’. As usual, when faced with any sort of publicity, I source out the biggest outfit I can find, just so I will look either bloated and/or pregnant. I do it to myself. However, it’s publicity and I’m not going to complain. I was really happy to see that they included a couple photos of my paintings too. Thanks Para and The Toronto Star! Now, I have to go iron out my only copy of the ad which I managed to wrinkle within a day.
I won’t be posting a painting today on etsy, so please check back tomorrow for my latest painting. I had a photo shoot today for one of my large gallery works and I’ll be posting that painting on my blog next week along with the gallery details for anyone intersted in purchasing one of my large works which I don’t sell on etsy.
In the meantime, I have some new prints in my etsy shop so please check them out.
This afternoon as I was procrastinating (yet again) I decided to get to work on setting up my summer bar. Yes, I have a summer bar. I love summer and everything that goes with it- unbearable heat, thunderstorms, sundresses, and of course, the summer cocktail. My favourite summer cocktails include the classic gin and tonic, Pimm’s cocktail (loaded with cucumbers and fruit), Margarita, and a good old fashioned Mint Julep. This year though, I’m introducing a new one that is featured in Oprah’s cookbook called a ‘Dark and Stormy’. It consists of rum, ginger beer (yum), and lime juice. I can’t think of anything more perfect to sip during a spectacular thunderstorm.
Sybil, oil on canvas, 6″x6″. SOLD.
Pearls, oil on canvas, 6″x6″. SOLD.
When I procrastinate…..Poor Finnegan.
The Camisole, 6″x6″, oil on canvas. SOLD.