11.29.2010

BACK AT YOU CONTESSA

PASSIONATE PINK
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


 Miss Contessa of Cupcakes had a trifecta 
with her cupcakes and sold all three - way to go!

There's frosting all over my studio now, Kelley.  

And she's so right, I retaliated with a bit of pink passion. 

11.28.2010

SOME GOOD FROM A WAR

ART WALK FOR ANNIE
DRIP + DRIBBLE (left) and WHIPPED + STICKY 
PEANUT BUTTER (right)
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastels
8" square archival white mattes, glass + scrolled gold leaf frames

Annie Salness is a wonderful artist and blogger that 
resides in Portland, Oregon. After experiencing a 
stroke several weeks ago, friends coordinated to aid 
with the medical expenses a silent auction - 
Art Walk for Annie - to be held on December 7th.

I have so much fun flinging frosting with the Cupcake 
Contessa Kelley MacDonald, as well as shooting 
Donut War paintings across the Nation, that felt it was 
fitting to donate some tasty morsels for Annie's cause. 

To learn more how to rsvp for the Art Walk, or purchase 
and donate art to help Annie click here

11.27.2010

WAS A JOYOUS TIME!

REECE
4 3/4" x 4 3/4" pastel
SOLD- PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Such a gala, with celebrating Thanksgiving!  

Family, friends and food... who could ask for anything more?

Now back to the grind. 

11.23.2010

SOFT GLOW

ROAD OF HOPE
6" x 6" pastel
12" archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$300 + $25 insured priority shipping 



Ahead I see a well-worn journeyed road.

 Days as well as nights of each season, 
many have traveled.

The light glows ever so softly, yet all 
seem acclimated to the twists and turns. 

Hope... washes away times of trouble.

11.21.2010

SLASHING AND CHILL

EVENING GLOW
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Rain slashed periodically throughout the sky, 
leaving the air damp and frigid. 

And the chill was cutting.

 Much later I gazed upward and embraced the warmth 
that radiated by the drop of the setting sun

A beautiful evening!

11.18.2010

GOLD BALLS + CHEER

GOLD BALLS + A WHITE CHRISTMAS
11" X 14" pastel + scrolled gold leaf frame
$650



The Holiday Salon officially opens Saturday, November 20th
with a reception from 5 to 9 P.M. Lets celebrate!

The gallery is located at
One West California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105 

11.14.2010

A HEART FOR THE HOLIDAYS

THE ULTIMATE GIFT
8"h x 5" w
Courtesy of Tirage Gallery

What is more precious to give for the holidays than one's love?

This is one of my pastels on exhibit at Tirage Gallery's 
Holiday Salon, with the opening reception Saturday the 
20th, from 5 to 9pm. 

 The gallery is located at One West California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 
and will be on view till January 6, 2011.

11.11.2010

MARVELOUS! A NON-GUILT TRIP

HOLIDAY SWEETS
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + scrolled gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


So many artists are painting and preparing for the 
holidays, so one can't help but get into the spirit of it all! 

But after the Donut War and Flinging Frosting 
with my favorite artist, Kelley MacDonald, I have 
had to watch the pounds for they are creeping up quickly. 

So I'm jump-starting the holidays with sweet ornament 
and served on a plate - enjoy! 



11.09.2010

A STICKY TIME OF FUN!

WHIPPED + STICKY PEANUT BUTTER
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Even though the Contessa (she has her head in the 
skies for now) and myself are back in a Cold War, I had 
to get back into flinging of frosting for very good reason. 
No, not to eat.... but to celebrate tomorrow's event.

I'm the entertainment at a Wine, Potluck + Art Party 
hosted by my friend, Cathy. We coordinated a successful 
one last year and was asked to return. So tomorrow I'm 
bringing the dessert and you guessed it - cupcakes! 
But we're going to paint them first. Such fun!
  
Oh, this cupcake was from Cupcakeology in 
Albuquerque - peanut butter! Isn't the tiny slice 
of pie on top the cupcake amazing?


11.06.2010

CARUMBA - THAT CONTESSA!

CARUMBA! A CARROT
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel 
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The Contessa struck once again and - S P L A T!
I got struck smack in the face with jelly. 

That Kelley is so darn good with jelly donuts that 
it leaves me quivering.

So now I'm sitting and thinking how-to-counterattack. 

Well inspiration struck, for a dear friend, Valorie dropped 
off a gem of a cupcake. And so healthy with a carrot. 
Nothing like taking the guilt away.

Take that Contessa!


MY AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR ARRIVED!

THE WALL
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


I just received my November issue of American Art Collector
which features an article on Small Works & Miniatures
Daily Painters Originals - and am proud to say I'm one of 
its 30 members from the United States, Canada and the 
Philippines - is profiled within this article on page 83.  

A group ad is on page 87 featuring 20 members images 
of their paintings. My painting The Wall - pictured 
above - is included. 

Incidentally, my painting is just 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches!
Tiny, huh?


11.03.2010

JUST TILL SATURDAY

YELLOW PATH ALONG MIDDLE RANCH

COLORS OF CATALINA 
TIRAGE FINE ART GALLERY
OCTOBER 9 - NOVEMBER 6
ONE WEST CALIFORNIA BLVD, PASADENA, CA 91105
626-405-1020

 Saturday, the 6th, is the last day to view artworks of Catalina Island 
by 50 renowned artists from four Pasadena Art Association galleries.

A 10% donation of sales benefits the Catalina Island Conservancy 
towards their conservation, education and recreation programs.    

11.02.2010

CANDY GONE?

DRIP + DRIBBLE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Thought you were so tired of chanting Trick or Treat!  
even though the stash of candy was incredible?

And now look... it's all gone 
and all you have to show for it is a chocolate mustache.

What's one to do? 

The Donut War strikes once again!