Oct 20, 2014

Wine and Cheese


A painting of red wine and smoky cheese. Oil on 8"h x 6"w Ray Mar panel. SOLD.

This is one of the thirty new paintings that I will have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France and will include interiors, sidewalk cafes, food, cityscapes and boats.

Oct 17, 2014

Dining Room


This is the dining room of the Mainstay Inn of  Cape May, New Jersey during tea time. It is quiet before the guests arrive for tea, cakes and appetizers. Oil on 12" x 9" stretched linen. SOLD.

Oct 15, 2014

Louvre Courtyard


A painting of the busy courtyard at the Louvre. I can't remember exactly where I was standing when I took the photo I used for reference, but this may actually be the Tuileries Gardens. I titled it "Louvre Courtyard" because you can see the museum in the background. Oil on 16"h x 20"w stretched linen.

Oct 14, 2014

Drinkin' and Smokin' in Paris


After visiting the Musee d'Orsay, my fellow travelers and I hiked up to Montmartre. We were getting a bit weary, since we only had a few pastries and hot chocolate for lunch, so we stopped at this cafe and shared a carafe of wine. Others apparently had the same idea, as the cafe was busy with others drinking and smoking. Oil on 14"h x 11"w stretched linen. SOLD

Oct 13, 2014

Sidewalk Cafe at Night in Paris


I painted this from the very last photo I took during my May trip to Paris. It is La Palette in the Saint Germain neighborhood. Seeing the people enjoy their meals and the company of their friends on the street-side tables made me want to extend my stay or at least have one more glass of wine. But instead I walked straight back to the room so I could wake up early enough to run (literally run) to the Musee de l'Orangerie in the morning for a quick visit before going to the airport.  I had never visited that museum before and was not leaving Paris without seeing it, plus I didn't want the last day of my museum pass to go to waste. So sadly, and possibly for the first time in my life, I said "no" to wine. Oil on 14"h x 18"w stretched linen. SOLD.

This is one of the thirty new paintings that I  have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France .

Along the Seine


A painting of boats docked along the Seine. Oil on 12"h x 9"w stretched linen. SOLD.

This is one of the thirty new paintings that I  have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France .


Oct 11, 2014

Soft Boiled Egg


I discovered soft boiled eggs on my trip to Paris in May. I had always known about the little egg holders/stands, but thought they were just for the decorative presentation of a regular hard-boiled egg. I saw the waitress walk by with a pretty tray of colorful plates holding an egg in a stand and asked her to order me the same thing, mostly because I wanted to take a picture of it and felt weird taking pictures of other people's food. Then I found out how wonderful these eggs are, and learned how to make them upon my return home. I even have a stand, but it isn't quite as pretty as the French one in my painting. Oil on 6"h x 8"w Ray Mar panel. SOLD.

Oct 9, 2014

Breakfast in Honfleur


Sidewalk cafes in Honfleur are busy on a Sunday morning. I snapped the photo that I painted this picture from while I awaited my espresso. Oil on 12" x 12" stretched linen.

Ornate Interior


A painting of an ornate Parisian restaurant after a long luxurious lunch. Oil on 20"h x 16"w stretched linen. SOLD.

This is one of the thirty new paintings that I  have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France .

Oct 7, 2014

Wine and Cheese II


A dessert of wine and cheese was served after lunch at an elegant restaurant in Paris. Oil on 12"h x 9"w stretched linen. For sale at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA

This is one of the thirty new paintings that I  have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France . SOLD.

Oct 6, 2014

Ornate Interior II


The interior of an elegant restaurant in Paris. Oil on 20" x 20" x 1" stretched linen.  SOLD.

This is one of the thirty new paintings that I  have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France .

Oct 5, 2014

Lunchtime


Lunchtime at an elegant restaurant in Paris. Oil on 12"h x 16"w stretched linen. SOLD.

This is one of the thirty new paintings that I  have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France .

Oct 3, 2014

Parlor


This is one of the thirty new paintings that I will have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France and will include interiors, sidewalk cafes, food, cityscapes and boats. This particular painting was inspired by the Mainstay Inn at Cape May, NJ. Even though the subject matter wasn't French, I thought it coordinated well with the show. Oil on 12"h x 9"w stretched linen. SOLD.

Oct 2, 2014

Dessert


This is another one of the thirty new paintings that I will have on exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville) from Friday, October 3rd through December 31st, 2014.  Click here to visit the website. The paintings were mostly inspired by my recent trip to France and will include interiors, sidewalk cafes, food, cityscapes and boats.

This particular painting was not from subject matter I gathered while in France, but from a dinner at my dad's house. He made the chocolate cake, and I brought the wine. Two of my favorite things in this world! 9"h x 12"w oil on stretched linen. SOLD.