Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Tiny Treasures #22

Is there no end to the colors found in a single cherry? If you look closely at each of these cherries - each one is an individual right down to the stem! They sit in a blue bowl with a basketweave border that gives the painting texture and movement.

My goal with this piece was to show how the blue of the bowl is reflected in the cherries and the red and magenta of the cherries is reflected in the bowl under each one.

Cherries Study 4 - $75.00 SOLD

Friday, July 14, 2006

Cherry Pie Anyone? Tiny Treasure #21

You'll be seeing several more cherry studies coming from my studio. These little gems offer such a great opportunity to create fun compositions and experiment with colors on the plates that hold the cherries and the reflections of color on them.

I was attracted to this grouping because the stems create a sort of tension, drawing your eye in 3 different directions at once. The abstract design on the plate is in direct contrast to the definite roundness of the cherries.

Check out the detail – how fun the brushstrokes are. This piece pretty much painted itself as my kitten, CoCo, and I watched! After I was done, I let her up to investigate the cherries and she carried one off in her mouth! I found it two days later under our ottoman!

Cherries Study 3 $75.00 BUY NOW

Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Bumper Crop - Tiny Treasures #19 & #20

Cherry Harvest in Washington State is risky business with sudden rain storms and hail, then unbearable heat, threatening to split those still on the trees. But this year we had a bumper crop and when my husband brought home a sack of ripe bings, I couldn't resist the challenge of painting them.

I wasn't sure if I could actually make them appear shiny, delicous and the right color, my goal for these two tiny treasures, but when I step back, I've accomplished just that! They look good enough to pluck off the page and pop in my mouth.

These two studies would look awesome together,
above a sidetable or in your breakfast nook.

Cherries Study 1, above,
oils, 7x5", $75.00. SOLD

Cherries Study 2, right,
oils, 5x7", $75.00. SOLD

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Tiny Treasures #18

Happy Independence Day! What do we love to do on the 4th of July? Have picnics of course. Here is another one in my peppers series called, "Southwest Picnic." It's 12x9" and is $75.00. SOLD

This was a fun piece to do. I tried to keep the same hues in the peppers as my last pepper piece, "Southwest Heat," but added a colorful napkin to surround the peppers. This will add some spice to your kitchen or dining room! Enjoy! and have a great 4th! Jennifer

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Tiny Treasures #14

Gladiola Morning, seen here on the left, is a study in true warm colors and dynamic design. This piece is 9"x12" and is $75.00. An eye catching color spot that would liven up any room.