A commission for a Ginger Jar. This was a bit of a challenge because of the detailed design on the jar. But I found a brush, Silver Bristlon Round 0 that worked perfectly with fine details. My main objective in this painting was to created feeling of roundness, protruding out of the canvas.
These paintings of musicians were done back in 2014 from photos I had taken. The guitarists were performing in Woodland during the Art Walk. I believe the harmonica player was in Davis for the Second Friday ArtAbout. (I missed those days!) It’s been awhile.
With the Stay-at-Home order, I devoted some times to sewing face masks. I haven’t touched my sewing machine for over 20 years but I pulled it out to join the many who are sewing face masks. After viewing quite a number of videos of different patterns and how-tos and on top of trying to figure out why the stitches look like a mess, I finally came up with a pattern and a rhythm in sewing the face masks to give out to friends, neighbors and family.
During these times in quarantine, I found these paintings done in 2015. They are now on sale for $45 each on Etsy. These are small paintings varying from 5 x 7 to 6 x 8 inches oil on canvas panels. There’s even a square painting at 6 x 6 inches. Great for the kitchen decor.
Bell Peppers and Carrots, 6 x 8 in. oil on canvas panel
China Bowls with Cherries, 6 x 6 in. oil on canvas panel
Fallen Iris, 5 x 7 in. oil on canvas panel
Grapes, 5 x 7 in. oil on canvas panel
Strawberries and Blueberries, 6 x 8 in. oil on canvas panel
I painted this small painting back in 2015. It has been on my Etsy shop for 5 years before it was finally sold. The buyer, Lanie Mann, is an artist herself and she does these beautiful abstracts as well as representational art.