12.31.2011

3 + FOLDS - 6 x 6 pastel

3 + FOLDS
6" x 6" pastel, glass + gold leaf frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping

May the dawn of the New Year bring 
joy . . ..

prosperity . . . 

and happiness . . .
 
to one and all!

Happy New Year!

12.29.2011

BLUE + ORANGE SKY - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

BLUE + ORANGE SKY
4 1/2" x 41/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Crisscross the colorful clouds dashed,
interlacing oranges with blues.

Electric were the threads 
that glowed through the night. 

An evening show to enjoy!

12.28.2011

SLIVER OF ORANGE - 4 1/2 x 41/2 pastel

SLIVER OF ORANGE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Dark the evening rolled
with clouds billowing in all sizes.

Tumbling and large,
 an ink mass rose above slender wisps. 

The air would be ominous 
if not for the slice of orange
at the horizon. 

Color.


12.27.2011

EVENING . . . OF MEMORIES - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

EVENING . . . OF MEMORIES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The evening drew near 
as remnants of the clouds turned dusky.  

Lingering wisps flit through the sky,
akin to memories of spirits in my past . . .

such a caressing touch to my heart!

12.26.2011

MY CUP IS FILLED - 7 x 8 pastel

MY CUP IS FILLED 
7"h x 8"w pastel
14" square archival matt, glass + gold frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping


I was just attempting to write a wonderful little sentiment 
about the holidays and family and friends 
and then it hit me . .  .

OOPS! 
I forgot today is Donut War Monday! 

Kelley even wrote me she won, but never entered my mind 
what she was talking about. Now that is being scattered. 

Too much good cheer. In fact, I'm still sipping some wine.
Let's see what she posted here.

YIKES - a Bismark!




12.23.2011

THE ULTIMATE GIFT - 8 x 5 pastel

THE ULTIMATE GIFT
8"h x 5"w pastel
11 1/2" h x 8 1/2" w ornate scrolled gold frame
$275*
* Courtesy of Tirage Gallery
Click here for contact info for The Ultimate Gift

'Tis the Season!

Wishing all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

12.21.2011

GOLD BALLS + WHITE CHRISTMAS - 11 x 14 pastel

GOLD BALLS + WHITE CHRISTMAS
11"h x 14"w pastel
14"h x 17"w gold frame
$650 + $25 priority shipping

Festive and fun! 

Are we in the Christmas spirit yet?


12.19.2011

NESTLED COMPANIONS - 12 x 16 pastel

NESTLED COMPANIONS
12"h x 16"w pastel
16"h x 20"w archival white matt, glass + gold frame

Snuggled and fast asleep. 
What ever could she be dreaming about?

12.18.2011

THE CHOCOLATE BOMB - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

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

An oldie but goodie donut for it's a perfect, huge, 
lush chocolate goo to shot-putt to my foe, 
Kelley MacDonald, across the States

Plus, don't you feel a bit like a little piggy during 
the holidays? Right now I'm feeling plumped 
up like this savory, sweet bomb.

One in chocolate overload and loving it!

12.15.2011

LAYERS OF THE NIGHT - 4 x 6 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . . FUN!
LAYERS OF THE NIGHT
4" h x 6"w pastel
Private Collector
This is a past favorite sunset of mine, so decided
to roll it out as a Friday Favorites. In fact, since I enjoyed
 my little verse so much, am posting again too.
Enjoy!


At first glance, all was dark . . .

subdued and moody tones coating the sky.

At second glance, thin ribbons of colors were revealed . . .

streaking, as hot flashes.



12.14.2011

ALMOST A PARTRIDGE + A PEAR TREE - 8 X 5 pastel

ALMOST A PARTRIDGE + A PEAR TREE
8" x 5" pastel + gold scrolled frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

The Twelve Days of Christmas are approaching quickly. 
And do you know of the verse?

The twelfth day of Christmas, | My true love sent to me | 
Twelve lords a-leaping, Eleven pipers piping, | Ten ladies 
dancing, | Nine drummers drumming, | Eight maids a-milking, 
Seven swans a-swimming, | Six geese a-laying, | Five gold 
rings, Four colly birds, | Three French hens,| Two turtle doves, 
and | A partridge in a pear tree.

The origin of Twelve Days is not known, with claims both 
attributed to the French and English. The game, where the verse 
is sung between children, was first published in Mirth 
Without Mischief  in 1780. The first day falls on December 25 
or 26th, depending on the tradition.

So my little pastel - which sold recently with a big 
thanks to Tirage Gallery - depicts a humorous rendition 
of the partridge. 

12.12.2011

ARCHIE'S SLEUTH MOVES- 6 x 6 pastel

ARCHIE'S SLEUTH MOVES
6" x 6" pastel, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

It's a jungle out there, yet Archie has it under control.

12.11.2011

CHOC-O-LATE! 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

DONUT WAR!
CHOC-O-LATE!
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt


Oh, oh . . . it's Monday.

And that's D-day for Donut War
Nothing like chocolate to build a defense against Kelley

And what is her ammunition for the week?




12.09.2011

SIZZLE . . . SUMMER - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel


This sunset is a Favorite of mine and felt it warranted 
another posting, since it will be featured in 
DailyPainters.com's December ad. 

Plus, felt many might enjoy seeing some heat 
with all the cold weather running amuck.
Enjoy!

SIZZLE . . . SUMMER
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
sold

Scorch . . . 

Fry . . .

Swelter . . .

Heat!

12.08.2011

A STITCH IN TIME - 18 x 14 pastel

A STITCH IN TIME
18"h x 14"w pastel

Happy to see with the DIY craze, that so many 
are hand-sewing again. Is it from eco-minded
movement, joy and creativity of the craft or
a resurgence from shows like Project Runway

Regardless it was soothing to paint the scene.
So reminiscent of days passed.

12.06.2011

A GREEN DOOR - 6 x 6 pastel

A GREEN DOOR
6" x 6" pastel
glass + gold frame
$275 + $10 insured priority shipping


The day was sunny with clouds floating high 
above . . .  a glorious day for an adventure!
And what better place to travel to than the Taos Pueblo
steeped in history, culture and art?

At my destination, I wandered down a dusty path, 
with an alley that led to a weathered, green door. 
Not permitted to pass, I begun to wonder what
 secrets did that door hold?

How many lives entered . . .
how many smiles glowed . . . 
how many tears shed?


Only the door knows.

12.05.2011

FREIDO - 8 1/2 X 6 1/2 pastel

FREIDO
8 1/2" x 6 1/2" pastel
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Shhh . . . . Freido is a gift, so keep this under your hat.

To the memories - rest in peace.

12.04.2011

COLOSSAL! CHOCOLATE SUNDAE CUPCAKE - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

COLOSSAL! CHOCOLATE SUNDAE CUPCAKE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Watch out . . .  donuts are flying overhead!
Sure Kelley MacDonald is up to her jelly gems.

I'm just going to hunker down and eat my chocolate 
sundae cupcake. Who's got time to retaliate?

And a sundae and cupcake all in one!
Love the great minds out there devising these wondrous treats.

12.03.2011

HIGHBALL + APPLE 'TINI - 14 x 11 pastels

OPENING RECEPTION AT TIRAGE ART GALLERY
HIGHBALL + APPLE 'TINI*
14"h x 11"w pastels
glass + gold leaf frames
* Courtesy of Tirage Art Gallery
Today certainly is a day of festivities and unfortunately
 I can not attend all. 
But what a way to jumpkick the holidays!

The two pastels pictured above are part of my paintings
included within Tirage's annual Holiday Salon exhibition.

Think you can see I have a drink theme going on here.
And man, oh man . . . were my props fun! 

If any of you are strolling through Pasadena -
or blowing through from the high winds - stop in
between 5 - 7pm. 
Click here for more information.

HANG YOUR HEART BROOCH

FESTIVE FUN!

SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

This spadangled brooch, Hang Your Heart, is included 
within Next Door Gallery's Brooch the Subject II Exhibit.
All brooches are created by artists and make an unique 
Christmas gift for someone special.

The opening reception is in conjunction with San Diego's 
South Park's Walkabout tonight from 6 - 10 pm.
That in itself is a festive, fun occasion. Click here to read more.

12.01.2011

DROP, BLAST, GLOW - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

DROP, BLAST, GLOW
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Swift was the evening
as the dark clouds rolled.

And the glowing sun dropped, shimmered
and shot iridescent rays throughout the sky. 

What a blast!

11.30.2011

FESTIVE SETTING - 20 x 16 pastel

LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN!
FESTIVE SETTING*
20"h x 16"w pastel
24"h x 20"w, glass + gold leaf frame
*Contact Tirage Gallery here for purchase

Yesterday was a day of travels, which really signifies 
to me the start the holiday season. I drove to Pasadena 
for delivery of paintings to Tirage Gallery for their annual 
Holiday Salon Exhibit, which kickstarts with an opening 
reception Saturday, December 3rd.

And drinks is my topic to get into the swing of the holidays!

For those of you that live nearby - or feel like a roadtrip -
the reception is from 5pm to 7pm  and the gallery's
contact information is:
 One West California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105. 
#626-405-1020 






11.28.2011

PISTACHIO ROSE - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

PISTACHIO ROSE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Trying desperately to remember a saying but all I have is:

A rose, is a rose, is a rose . . .

But who needs to remember when there is a 
pistachio rose to eat?

Thank you Cupcakeology in Albuquerque for the yummy treat!



11.27.2011

BABY, BABY . . . BOSTON CREME! - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

DONUT + CUPCAKE WAR IS RAGING!
BABY, BABY . . . BOSTON CREME!
4 1/2" X 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white mat, glass + gold frame
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Now how could this ever have happened?
I checked my opponent Kelley, The Contessa of Donuts,
and lo' and behold she threw out a Bismark last Thursday!
A big, fat, plumb goodness of frosting.  
I think there was too much frosting in my eyes.

Well here's back at you girlfriend! 
A delectable Boston Creme cupcake I snagged 
at Cupcakeology while in Albuquerque.

And what will The Contessa whip up for Monday? 
Click here to see.


11.25.2011

APPLE SHADOWS - 5 x 5 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . . FUN!
APPLE SHADOWS
5" x 5" pastel
5" square glass + gold leaf frame
$95 + $5 insured priority shipping

And I'm eating . . .

and eating . . .

and eating the holiday away.

So here's an apple for your health.

A glorious Thanksgiving weekend to one and all!

11.22.2011

CLOUDS AT THE TEPEES - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

CLOUDS AT THE TEPEES
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


Here everyone is thinking of turkey and I still 
have my head in the clouds.

What can I say? . . . I'm a blonde.

To me, the rain on Sunday was so luxurious, that
I'm still daydreaming and right back at the Petrified 
Forest National Park. Yesterdays post was of a downpour
over the Puerco River, where this image is a few miles 
past above the Tepees

The Tepees were created from erosion with each colorful 
band indicative of a different era in time.
More can be read by clicking here.

By the way, I LOVE turkey and am looking forward to the day!

11.21.2011

RAIN AT PUERCO RIVER - 6 x 6 pastel

RAIN AT PUERCO RIVER
6" x 6" pastel
6" glass + gold leaf frame
$295 + $15 insured priority shipping*
*tax inclusive


I got caught in a rain storm as I stepped out last night
and then it rained throughout the night. 

And the evening brought back a sweet memory during 
my residency two years ago at the Petrified Forest 
National Park. 

Standing afar, I watched the downpour as the 
rain pelted the Puerco River. Love the sound, fresh 
smell and the ripping wind! 

Beauty of Nature!



11.20.2011

DOT, DOT, DOT. . . RED! - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

DOT, DOT, DOT . . . RED!
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping

I'm seeing red dots! 

Just like little red pellets to attack Kelley, the Donut Queen.

She is such a wonderful, playful adversary.

So zing . . . bling . . . ding . . . Kelley!

11.17.2011

GREEN APPLE - 5 x 5 pastel

FRIDAY FAVORITES . . . FUN!
GREEN APPLE
5" x 5" pastel
5" x 5" gold leaf frame
$95 + $5 insured priority shipping


I decided to run this precious, petite green apple
for my Friday Favorites.

Why?

Because I just returned from a trip which I ate . . . 
and ate . . . 
and ate . . .
and now I need to start watching what goes into my mouth. 

Oh no!

Because I love food and Thanksgiving is around the corner!
Anyway, I'm throwing the frame in, so this is a grand deal. 

Have a happy weekend!


PATTI SAYS . . .

A TABLETOP OF PETITE TREATS

Demonstrating and meeting viewers are such a treat. 
So much going on while discussing my process, concepts and 
any little story behind a work of art takes all of my attention.

. . . okey, I agree I'm not good at multi-tasking. . .

So while demonstrating at Patrician Design for their Sidewalk 
Artists Series November 5th, I barely noticed Patti click, click, 
clicking away on her key board. Later I discovered Patti 
honored me with a blog article. 

Click here to view.

Thank you Patti!

11.16.2011

WHITE LILY - 8 x 10 pastel

WHITE LILY
8" x 10" pastel on canvas
12" x 14" gold leaf frame
$550 + $20 insured priority shipping


Home and back to a routine. 
Now my travels seems as if it was a dream
while I slept. 

So reminiscent of the day that I created White Lily
 
The day was still, without a noise in the air.
Mesmerized I gazed at the murky, dark waters 
of the overgrown pond at a cemetery.

Not a thing moved, not a sound escaped . . . was 
I  truly alone? 

Do you count the souls asleep? 






11.15.2011

GOLDEN 3 - pastel + gold leaf

FUN, FAMILY + FRIENDS!
GOLDEN 3
pastel + gold leaf
SOLD - PRVATE COLLECTOR

Where have I been? 
Traipsing across New Mexico to visit family, friends and good times. 
If you have never visited, this is a place one must go at least once. 
I had lived here for 6 years before moving to San Diego
 . . .  which is a story in itself . . .  
and still marvel over the place. 

During my visit, I did a demo at Patrician Design, who represents me.
 Here are 2 shots of the interior of the gallery and myself with my daughter,
Becca. Just love the support! 

And thank you Patti!

11.14.2011

KITTY- 5 x 5 acrylic

kitty
5" x 5" acrylic, cradled wood panel
So petite and sweet . . .  everyone loves kitties!