On our second week painting the figure, the weather cleared and Ying brought the model outside on the back deck. After everyone had cleaned their brushes and left for the day, I started this still life. The chair and apples were left in place for the second day of painting. As I was paining, Judy walked […]
I have this piece hanging in my living room, a daily reminder of my love affair with copper. It started with a penny. As I grew, so did my collection of pocket sized art pieces. Of course they are all similar, but no two are exactly the same, and the best-of-the-best were tucked away. We […]
You can find these lovely lupins blooming at the Boath House, a Georgian Mansion thirty minutes east of Inverness. The eight room hotel has been completely restored and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. But for a real treat save room for afternoon tea and a walk through the 22-acre estate.
When I see grapefruit, I think of grandma McNeil and how she was forever on a diet! Carefully sectioned grapefruit was a breakfast staple, along side a perfectly poached egg. The rice bowls under these grapefruit are older than me. Collected in the orient during the military years. Ours was an eclectic household, where nothing matched and […]
The inspiration for this still-life was my mom’s old brown crockery. A Guinness and eggs harmonize with the browns while the green onions and Brussel sprouts provide a much needed counter point.