Monday, June 27, 2011

Red Pepper

Red Pepper
5x7 Oil Painting on Raymar canvas panel

Just a big red pepper that I plan on using in an Arroz Tapado recipe. I'll have to start painting things from my fridge if I can't get more creative! At least fruits and vegetables are good practice and always handy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ayacucho for Sherry


Oil Painting on Stretched Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Featuring the plaza de armas in Ayacucho (Corner of the Dead), Peru.

Here's your painting Sherry! Sorry its been so long. I was so happy to do it for you. It doesn't seem to do the beautiful town justice though. Can't say it wasn't a challenge. Maybe I can paint you another once my skill improves. ;)I've said this before, there is something about downtowns that I like. Ayacucho is no exception. It's such a quaint little town with alot of bloody and beautiful history. Not to mention it sits up in the gorgeous Andes mountains. I'm so blessed to have been able to visit Ayacucho twice now! Can't wait to go again.

Sea Oats Commission

Sea Oats II

16x16 Oil on Stretched Gallery Wrapped Canvas

I was asked to do a larger version of my Sea Oats painting. And of course was more than happy to do it! Here it is. It is in fact a different painting, although it looks the same at first glance. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Standing In Line

Standing In Line
5x7 Original Oil Painting on Raymar Canvas Panel

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Slice (Lemon On A Glass Oil Painting)

5x7 Oil Painting on Raymar Canvas Panel

With the lemon on the glass I wanted to capture the light that gave the lemon a translucent quality. The original painting shows the light a little more. Cold drinks are nice this time of year in South Carolina when the weather is in the 90s. But of course I love the hot weather.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Plant Something

Plant Something
5x7 Oil on canvas panel

A professor gave me some valuable advice this past semester. He said that whenever he moves to a new place, no matter how long he will be living there, he always plants something and gets to know the people around him. We won't be living in Columbia for a whole lot longer, but these are petunias that I planted.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Save A Spot For Me

Save A Spot For Me
8x8 Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
1.5 in. painted sides

I'm going to the beach in two days! And I'm going to go buy a kite to take with me :D

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sea Oats

Sea Oats

8x8 Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.

Random fact of the day: Sea Oats (some call them Sea Wheat) are a species of grass that grows along the East Coast of the Us, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico. They are protected by law. Apparently there's not that much of it so you can get fined for damaging the stalks in some places. But I was looking at them last summer while at Huntington Beach State Park. They have to be the most awesome type of grass I've ever seen. I wanted to pick them and put them in a bouquet. There were signs saying "Don't damage the Sea Oats!" So I left them in peace.

So next time you're somewhere on the East Coast beaches and you see what appears to be wheat growing in the sand take a minute to look closer and notice them.