Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chinoiserie Style

I am so excited about my new painting and my new love, "Chinoiserie."

Chinoiserie, a French term, signifying "Chinese-esque", refers to a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the seventeenth century, which reflect Chinese artistic influences.[1] It is characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquerlike materials and decoration.

This painting stands 8x10 and the sides have been painted so no frame is needed unless wanted. It is for sale in my Etsy shop. SOLD

Monday, March 29, 2010

Manhattan Interior

My newest painting, a New York theme with Greek, Italian, and French influences. I especially loved creating the fireplace screen and patterned rug. 18x24 done on stretched cotton. For sale on my web site

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Floral Design

Here is a small floral painting I finished today. I love all the color combinations and abstract flower shapes I used here. 8x10 on stretched cotton. for sale in my Etsy shop.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Miss Coral 's Garden

Here is my second whimsical pattern painting. Coral doesn't represent anyone I know personally, but I imagine that if you found someone sitting in a chair under the sea, this is probably what she would look like~ This piece is 11x14 done with acrylics on stretched cotton. The sides have been painted so it can be hung with out a frame. For sale in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Birds In Paradise

This is my latest painting. I have uploaded the largest view of this image so you can see all the detail. I have been forever influenced by William Morris. His work makes my heart jump when ever I see it. This is the first in a series of decorative style pattern paintings. I can see this design as wallpaper in my home. This piece is 11x14 done on stretched cotton. The sides have been painted so no frame is necessary. It is available for sale in my Etsys shop sold

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sneak Peek and Giveaway!

I have been working on this painting for a couple of weeks now. The deadline was last Friday but hopefully I'll have it done this Friday, I guess that's tomorrow! yikes! Wait until you see it .
It's also time for my March Giveaway.......
This month it's a set of note cards having to do with the Sea. The winner will receive a set of 7 note cards. each cards is a miniature reproduction of one of my original paintings with an ocean theme.
SIMPLY: Become a follower of this blog to be entered to win. That's it!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dark Horses and Ranunculus

Here is another painting I finished today. I guess I have horses on the brain. They are such a sweet, elegant animal. Also, I just signed up Sam for riding therapy. It's funny how things pop up in my paintings from my subconscious.

Hellebore Love

A single hellebore. These flowers are so gorgeous. My new favorite. A few interesting facts: They are an easy to grow perennial, drought tolerant and deer resistant. This painting of a single hellebore is 8x10 done on stretched cotton and linen with acrylic paints. For sale in my Etsy shop.

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. Albert Einstein