Nov 28, 2016

Etsy Shop Re-opened

After a brief hiatus from selling on Etsy, I have decided to add some of my older paintings to my Etsy shop. These are paintings I've had for a while, and I have decided to discount them a little. Please click on the link below to view the paintings I have in my store. The painting in the featured post above is one of them... It is a painting I completed in early 2015. I plan to upload several more over the next few days. All of the paintings can be shipped within in a week.

Nov 26, 2016

Alley Near the Duomo


The cool colors near the Duomo in Florence create the feeling of mystery, and contrast with the warm facades of the alley buildings. The 1 1/2" gallery wrapped edges of the piece are painted raw umber and the work comes ready to hang. Oil on 18"h x 24" stretched linen.


Nov 25, 2016

Misty Morning in Tuscany


This is a view from the top of Piazza Michelangelo in Florence on a misty fall morning. Not only are the clouds misty, but the fluffy leaves of the olive trees in the foreground also create the same effect. Oil on 12"h x 16"w stretched linen.



Nov 23, 2016

Saturday in Brooklyn


This is a busy corner in Brooklyn, as hoards of people are lined up waiting to order pizza from Grimaldi's. From this venue, you can see the silhouettes of Manhattan buildings in the distance. Oil on 18'h x 24"w stretched linen.



Nov 20, 2016

Coffee, Eggs and Butter


From the past few paintings I've uploaded, one can probably see that I love breakfast foods. To repay the chickens for providing nutrients to my diet, I only use free-range, cage-free eggs. I hope I don't offend any vegetarians, as I greatly appreciate the ability to meet one's nutritional needs without meat. However, I think if one must eat meat, the animals deserve a decent life since they help sustain ours. Just something I wanted to say... I love all animals, even if I do eat them!



Taking Time to Smell the Zinnias


My mom's cats like to hang out on the kitchen counter to signal that they want food. Here they are taking a break from begging to smell the zinnias from her garden. Oil on 12"h x 12" stretched linen. SOLD.

Nov 19, 2016

Sending a Text


This is a painting of my cousin's girlfriend checking her phone before one of our dinners. I feel grateful that my family puts up with dinner sometimes turning into a photo shoot for artistic subject matter. I still socialize, though... I can talk and take pictures at the same time! Unfortunately I sometimes prevent people from eating right away if I see a potential painting. Oil on 14"h x 11"w x 1 1/2" stretched linen. This is one of the paintings in my exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA.

Nov 14, 2016

Dinner Time in Greenwich Village


It is late afternoon in Greenwich Village. The weather is a bit cool as people walk looking for dinner, but the aromas coming from restaurants and pizzerias help take one's mind off the chilly air. Oil on 16"H X 20"W X 1 1/2" stretched linen. SOLD.


Nov 12, 2016

Sunflowers


I was surprised to see giant sunflowers at our local farmers' market this summer, so I had to scoop some up for a still life. This was my first encounter with teddy-bear sunflowers, they really were as cute and fluffy as a teddy-bear. Oil on 20"h x 16"w Gessoboard. SOLD.

Nov 11, 2016

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge


My husband and I visited New York City in April. We have been there several times, yet still always find something new to see. For the first time ever, we saw and walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and visited the Dumbo area. I didn't realize you had to walk across the top level of the bridge, and it was a little scary to look down at times! I was glad we did it, though. Oil on 16"h x 20"w x 1 1/2"d stretched linen. SOLD.

Nov 10, 2016

Breakfast II


I had posted part of this painting last month... this is the entire composition. I was trying to make an omelette, and the egg missed the bowl. I was going to clean it up but liked how the light hit the egg and the slight contrast in texture between the egg white and the countertop, so I took a few photos first.

Nov 9, 2016

Dessert


This cheesecake with strawberries was almost too pretty to eat! But I needed something to go with my wine. Oil on 12"h x 12"w stretched linen. You can view this painting and many others at my current exhibit at Gallery on 43rd Street in Pittsburgh, PA. SOLD.

Nov 5, 2016

Misty Morning in Indiana


For anyone who is familiar with Indiana, PA, this is the view from the top of Water Street looking toward town. I painted this from a photo I took on a cold morning last winter. I liked the misty atmosphere and the smoke coming from the chimneys. Oil on 11"h x 14"w stretched linen. Framed with gold plein air style frame. SOLD.