Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Persimmon queen

It is persimmon season again and I can't resist them. Not to eat - in fact, though a ripe persimmon is quite sweet, I still find it an odd consistency - but to paint. They come in a lovely range of colors and their shapes are appealing and I always find myself hanging around the fruit and vegetable market across the street from my apartment looking for the perfect specimen. I perched the queen, above, on top of an upside down ceramic bowl; her subjects are at her feet.
The painting is 6" x 8" and can be purchased here, if you would like.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Vacation mode

Greg wore his faded old Dodgers cap several weeks ago when we went on vacation to Martha's Vineyard. It was an act of pre-emptive kindness to Red-Sox fans who, he assumed, would be losing the World Series to the Yankees who, at that point, had a good shot at the pennant and my husband was feeling lucky. A Yankees cap would be rubbing the Sox fans' faces in the "win" a little too much and he didn't want to hurt the feelings of the good folks of Massachusetts. Oh well. . .
So it goes.
This is a weirdly pixilated image of the study I made from a photo taken on the ferry. I have a new camera and somehow, I'm still not very good in the photography department. But the likeness is good - the husband, great.