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Friday, July 6, 2012

"Vintage Vogue"

The vintage patterns I paint really seem to pull at the heartstrings of lots of folks, especially women.  They remember the images so well. They see them, and relate stories about their grandma, mom, aunt, sister or themselves.  I think this is enough reason to paint them, I like good feelings they evoke.  

LOVE my Paint On easel!

"Work in Progress"

I LOVE my new easel I purchased from Karin Jurick, her partner Brett makes them.  I am in furious painting mode and it has made painting more comfortable.  It cannot slip back! That's what I always hated about my other table easel, I'd be really into it and we'd both, easel and artist, start to slide down. 

I am painting for the Gilroy Garlic Festival in two ways, one is I am painting the paintings they will be using as gifts, These are some I have finished.
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Gift paintings for the Gilroy Garlic Festival

The other is I am painting for my own booth, which I love to do.  I get to paint many of the subjects that I have been yearning to paint.   When I think back a few weeks ago what it was like to paint the traffic box murals outside, in the heat, wind, cars, bugs, I appreciate my little studio even more.  On top of that, this new easel has increased my comfort level  and I can paint longer ; D

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"Orchard Walk"

Andy's Heirloom Orchard in Morgan Hill, Calif. is one of the best places to be in the summer!  His fruit is really amazing and in the summer months he gives orchard walks.  An interesting  tour that shows you the behind the scenes life in the orchard.  You get to learn about how he grows this lucious goodness and you get to bring a bucket!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

"Forever Goldsmith's

I sold this painting last year at the 2011 Gilroy Garlic Festival to Jim Goldsmith.  He is a member of the Goldsmith family and that's what made it so sweet that he was the one who bought it.  He said. " I want to buy that painting, and I said "the Goldsmith one" and he said, "it's not Goldsmith's any more, it's Syngenta" Syngenta is the company that bought Goldsmiths after them being a family owned company for fifty years.  I said,"it's forever Goldsmiths to me" and he said it's a beautiful memory for me.  It was the sweetest sale ever!