Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Moonlight and holiday lights

This month we had such a gorgeous full moon that came
in tandem with everyone's holiday lights. I was able to
catch this shot just as the moon was coming up and I do
think it should probably be posted on my Art and Life
Interwoven....my other blog to which you can find the link
on the right side of this page.
Wishing you a new year filled with all you desire on every
level of life and living!

Waaaaaaaaaaay too much dessert!

The first part of this holiday meal was
fantastic, but the visual art is in the
desserts! Greek delights that are
homemade and delicious!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

To all of you who have made this year so wonderful.
May your holidays with friends and loved ones be just
as you imagined it to be!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Up close and beautiful

This candle sat on my porch this summer. It was really hot
for several months and it began to sag with all that heat.
I brought it in when the season changed and it just sat on
my counter for a long time until I began my holiday decorating.
I love flickering friendliness of candles and so I looked at this
one again. Inside the bent over column was what you see here,
something quite beautiful. Rather like a cave with wonderful
This candle means even more to me than its recently discovered
beauty. It was one of two tall columns that were at my parents
memorial service some years ago. My sister and I each took one
after the service was over. I decided to keep using it and it is
yet another way that I remember all they were to me which was
as good as it gets.
Merry Christmas. Light a candle.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Waters House in Germantown, Maryland

I started this painting earlier this year. It was going to be in
a show at this house which is owned by the Historical Society
in this county. But due to budget cuts, it is not open to the
public now. So the painting languished until recently when
I got it out and decided to complete it. It is pretty much done,
though I need to study it a bit more to see if I want to do
anything else to it. The big tree took as long to do as the house!
SO many branches.
This painting is 12" x 24" in oil. I hope you like it. It is rather
a different subject for me from what I have been doing!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cat commission full size!

OK folks, I just put up the previous post, and
then realized I hadn't put put a photograph that
shows you the whole painting!
Here it is! Those shadows are what attracted me
to doing this painting in the first place!