Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just One More

At the risk of being very redundant, I'm posting one more sliced grapefruit painting. This is the last in this little series, that was so much fun to paint. If anyone is interested, I forgot to mention, Friday is the last day for shipping Texas Rio Red grapefruit, at Rio Pride Orchard in Texas. The grapefruit season is coming to an end, so now is the time!
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Still More, Texas Rio Star

As you can see, I really enjoyed painting these grapefruit slices. The dark reddish pink color is so inspiring! After reading Delphyne's comments from yesterday, I learned a lot about red grapefruit. More than I ever imagined. These paintings were actually done during last week's trip to Santa Fe, where I found the grapefruit, at a local grocery. I have since learned, from our San Ramon, Whole Foods, produce manager, that Texas Rio Star grapefruit are not available here, in CA. The grapefruit, sold in CA, comes from the CA Central Valley. The end result of all of this, I went online, and ordered, direct from Rio Pride Orchard of Texas, a dozen Rio Red grapefruit!
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Monday, March 29, 2010

More Texas Rio Star

More Texas Rio Star grapefruit. I had so much fun painting this. All the time, wondering how grapefruit got it's name. Grapes are so tiny, and grapefruit is so big. Does anyone know why grapefruit is actually called, grapefruit? Actually, a name like, Texas Rio Star, seems like a much better choice!
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Texas Rio Star

Grapefruit, one of my all time favorite foods! I love the color, taste, and everything about red grapefruit. Also lots of nutrition, especially vitamin C. The best part of all, painting grapefruit!
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wooden Floater Frames for Canvas Panels

I am so happy to finally find the frames that I have been looking for. I just received these great black wooden floater frames for canvas panels. They are from Franken Frames. The top photo shows a framed painting. The middle photo shows the support piece inside the wooden floater frame. Roger, from Franken Frames, 800 322-5899, told me over the phone, what to order, and how to put it together. He suggested using clear silicone caulking to attach the separate support piece to floater frame. Once this is done, the canvas panel should be attached to the support piece using more clear silicone caulking, or Velcro. Either way, the canvas panel can be changed out, to allow for use with different paintings on panels. The bottom photo shows the two separate pieces. He also suggested painting the support piece black, which I did. It was so wonderful to work with someone that is helpful, and knew exactly what I wanted! Thank you , Roger!!
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Monday, March 15, 2010

Almost Quarters

Here is one of the same tomatoes from last week, cut in almost quarters. I tried for a looser look with this painting. It is fun to paint like this. I'll work on this direction some more, and see what happens!
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Back from Baltimore, and More

We're back from a short trip to Baltimore. One of the best things about Baltimore is the "Baltimore Museum of Art". The current exhibit is, "Cezanne and American Modernism". This is a huge, and wonderful exhibit, showing Cezanne's work, along with many other well known artists of his era. This exhibit will be traveling to a few other museums around the country. If you have a chance to see it, it is well worth it!
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Two out of Three

Finally back to painting, after being out of town. It's so wonderful to be back, but a little hard to get back in the painting mode. This one is the best result, after several attempts. Will forge ahead, with more to come!

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Cleaning

While in the midst of a long over do, cleaning out, and reorganization of my studio, I came across a much better monoprint of "Primavera". I just had to post this, to replace my last post. This print is much stronger, with more definition in the lights and darks. I am so happy to find this. Who knows what else might be buried in there. Meanwhile I'm tossing almost everything that is not nailed down. It's a wonderful feeling, so liberating!
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