Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
This hot weather has me thinking about the tropics and pouring through some paintings I did when we returned from Hawaii. The clear bright colors of the island and gorgeous birds and flowers are some favorite themes. Here is a sample of the island-inspired art in my summer collection, along with some photos that have a tropical flair. Enjoy!
|Palm Trees in Kauai|
|Lush Kauai Landscape|
|Kauai Beach at Sunset|
Friday, July 22, 2011
Does summer ever seem like summer without fresh tomatoes growing in the yard? For me the answer is no. I look forward to these all winter long and, come July, find myself collecting bowls of them to eat in every possible combination. Tomatoes in salads, on pizzas, in pasta and stir fry... there are so many possibilities! As you might expect, I've been searching for new tomato recipes to try and Epicurious is one of my favorite sources. Here are some new discoveries soon to be on the menu...
Do you have a favorite way to serve tomatoes?
Sunday, July 10, 2011
This mixed media painting captures the vivid color of orange poppies as they explode into bloom during the spring and summer months. Because these wildflowers seed themselves so easily they are usually grown in groups and form tangled bunches of brightness that seem to pop up everywhere. Here the orange is amplified by the surrounding blues and purples and the flower's light grey-green leaves mesh into the textural background. This piece is accented with iridescent beads, patterned papers and metallic gold line work.