Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fist Steps - Destination Life26x20 pastel on sanded paper

did this from a photo I took of great granddaughter, Harper, taking her first steps on grass. Plop, she would fall on her butt and in seconds she was right back up again.  What a good lesson in perserverance.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

                                                                     Chocolate Cupcake
Oil Painting
By Diana Whiter

My Magnolia Series No 1 by Dottie Martz

Original oil on 9x12 linen panel           website:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Neighborly Lilies By Dottie Martz

Original oil on 8x10 Raphael Linen Panel.  SOLD    website:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

First Peony

The gorgeousness has begun in my garden. This is the first of the peonies. I am so excited!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Eggplants in a Row, Original Oil Painting by Sheri Farabaigh 5"x8" Unframed, $65 includes shipping SOLD

Eggplants in a Row. Original Oil by Sheri Farabaugh. 5x8 on Hardboard. SOLD Unframed, includes shipping. These little guys were such a find. As delicious as they were pretty.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lucious Lemons, Original Oil Painting by Sheri Farabaigh 6"x5 1/2" $65 includes shipping

The morning light brought these lemon slices to life. Original Oil Painting, Canvas on Foam Core, 6"x5.5" Unframed, $65 includes shipping charges.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pansies in a White Cup by Virginia fine Artist Cathyann Burgess

A Cup of Life©2012 C.L.Burgess 8x6 oil on canvas panel $175.

Flowers blooming, sunny day, and a light breeze supported my plein air painting at Bella Arte Gallery. This all prima oil painting of pansies was one of two done at a demo for mothers day event at the gallery on Friday. 
My mother is the flower gardener extraordinaire. My love for them ties directly to her and her mother.
What would life be without flowers?
"I must have flowers, always and always." Claude Monet

Thursday, May 10, 2012

1575 One Up One Down

12" x 9" oil on panel available

This interesting brass dish/candlestick was another thrift store find.To see more of my work go to

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

White Tulips by Dottie Martz

Original oil on 11x14 linen panel                website:

Here I am painting two of my (many) favorites....tulips and Delft.  My Delft collection is still growing and this is my latest addition.  My daughter found it down in Charleston, SC.  I know it is probably a cliche to put tulips with Delft...but, of course!  It is peanut butter and jelly and red, white and blue.  Maybe that last one didn't fit.  Oh well.  You know what I mean.  Next,
I till be looking for Rananculas at my favorite store...Trader Joe's.  I think I will run over there now to see if they are in.  See you soon with a new painting.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Hibiscus  11 x 14  Oil
by Diana White

Tulips in a glass Jar by Virginia Fine Artist Cathyann Burgess

Turn Turn Turn©2012 C.L.Burgess 16 x20 oil on linen  $950

To every thing, there is a season.
I kept humming the song written by Pete Seeger in 1959 based on Ecclesiastes in the Bible, made famous by the Byrds, in 1965, as I painted. Therefore, I chose that title for my painting of my tulips. I remembered the term vanitas from art history study. Often, we recall the still life of 17th century Northern European painters who loved allegory.
Vanitas in art, hearkens to the viewer that all things return to dust.  Usually a human skull will be included in a still life with other worldly objects to drive that notion and raise our consciousness to a higher order of thought.

We, as still life painters try to capture, for all time, that fleeting moment of beauty. I prefer to leave out the gruesome in my paintings. But there was before me the evidence of  death, and the beauty in it, as the petals dropped. Each day I painted, the tulips faded, leaving me with the medusa of twisting stems and rotting leaves in the jar. Of course, by then, I had most of the information I needed to continue, but I was sad they were gone.

These tulips were my subject is a smaller study in the last post. I spent the rest of the week with them, looking from all angles, turning and inspecting, enjoying the brilliance of their color and the grace in their form as they opened and turned their gaping mouths this way and that. Their season short, but the memory long and lovely.

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Flowers In Vase by Jill Saur

These flowers in a vase, "Forever Yours", are ready to be picked for that special someone!  This 8"x10" oil palette knife painting is loaded with texture and is for sale at Gallery Matilda in Historic Roswell, GA.   Do you have any special colors in mind that you'd like to have?  I love to paint commissions, just let me know what you're looking for.  My customers satisfaction is always guaranteed! - Jill Saur

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©1990-2012 Flowers in Vase by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

‘Yellow Trumpets 2′ – 6″x6″ Original Floral Oil Painting of Yellow Daffodils in Glass Bottle by New York Fine Artist Maryann Lucas

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Maytime in the Garden by Dottie Martz

Original oil on 6x6 panel    website:

Tulip Trio by Virginia Artist Cathyann Burgess

                Three Tulips©2012 C.L.Burgess 6x8 oil on canvas $175

How else to bring warmth, sunshine and cheeriness into your life?
I bought these magnificent 24inch tulips at the Maymont Herbs Galore festival last Saturday. They come from a place called EcoTulips in Brightwood VA. Just the most elegant and graceful flower to behold. More paintings of them will follow.