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!

11.13.2011

BLACK, WHITE + A HOLE - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

SLAM, BAM . . . IT'S A DONUT!
BLACK, WHITE + A HOLE
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt, glass + gold frame
$150 + $15 insured priority shipping


No mincing with words . . . the black and white of it, 
is that there's a war going on!

The Donut War

Thought while my foe was traipsing to South Carolina
last week, I could smack her with a gooey donut. 
So sure of my success, that I flung 2 her way.
But no . . . Kelley MacDonald struck back with 2 herself. 

Well I'm now traipsing through New Mexico, 
but still in the game. 

White frosting  . . .  here it comes!


11.09.2011

AWAIT - 25 x 16 pastel

AWAIT
25"h x 16"w pastel
35"h x 26"w matt, glass + frame*
* Courtesy of Tirage Gallery- please contact here
for availability and sale

Remember the days waiting for the phone to ring?

11.07.2011

DAWN OF PUBERTY - 13 x 12 pastel

DAWN OF PUBERTY
13"h x 12"w pastel
21" x 20" white matt, glass + gold frame*
* Courtesy of Tirage Gallery - contact gallery here 
for availability and purchase

A new day is like a new birth.

11.06.2011

CACOPHONY + THE CHERRY - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

CACOPHONY + THE CHERRY*
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matte, glass + gold leaf frame
*Courtesy of Patrician Design
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Well I don't want to be attacked by Kelley MacDonald
so posting a favorite oldie. And who would 
believe it's still available?
(Actually this just sold at the demo  - thank you!)

This is the little ditty I created, so enjoy while I lick 
the frosting off this mornings cupcake!


Loud and screaming the colors blared...
a visual assault of reds, greens, blues and golds!

As I plucked the red cherry and licked the lush, 
pink frosting, the colors became subdued.

11.03.2011

EVENINGS SWIFT MOVEMENT - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 pastel

A CHAMPAGNE SALE!
EVENINGS SWIFT MOVEMENT*
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" pastel
8" square archival white matt
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

I'm just so giggly from all the champagne that decided 
to run a Champagne Sale during my demonstration on Saturday.  
Evenings Swift Movement is one of the nine Champagne Sale skies 
available. Click on each of the eight to view images:

Please email Patrician Design at: shop@patriciandesign.com
for assistance with sales or phone: #505-242-7646
(Sales through my blog will register at $150)

Otherwise, enjoy the weekend as I sip away on
champagne and munch on cupcakes.


A PASTEL DEMONSTRATION

FIND ME ON THE SIDEWALK
Seriously . . . I will be demonstrating - in between 
giggles and sips of champagne - in front of Patrician Design.

They have been sponsoring artists weekly from 
March through November in their Sidewalk Artists Series
Such a wonderful, supportive venue to view art ranging
from paintings to sculpture and home furnishings.
And Patti is an acclaimed interior designer,

So if you're in Albuquerque, stop by for a
sip of champagne, enjoy the art and meet the gals.

Hope to see you there!

11.02.2011

Oliver

OLIVER
pastel + silver leaf
SOLD - PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Off to Albuquerque I go!

And on Saturday, November 5th I will be giving
a pastel demo from 9 am to 3 pm at Patrician Design.

I just love this eclectic, funky gallery!

Click here to have a peek and am sure you will see why 
I'm so happy to be represented by them. 


For the demo, I will be working on a cat portrait and on 
display will be landscapes and cupcakes for sale. 

Tomorrow I will be featuring a sale, so stay tuned!