Saturday, March 31, 2012

Amber Shot Glass (no.55)


8"x8"x1", oil on masonite

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The shot glass belonged to my great-great grandmother and is dated to about 1900.


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):





Friday, March 30, 2012

Roses and Hydrangeas (no.54)

12"x12"x1", oil on masonite

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I've had to replenish my brushes over the past two weeks, hence the scarce posting, but I am now fully equipped with awesome new brushes which is really refreshing after wearing down the same one good brush over the last 2 months.   This is an arrangement that a friend had sitting on a rustic looking table in her living room.  I thought the color combination of the flowers, wall, vase, table and necklace was begging to be used in a painting, and so here it is.  Also, the necklace was just sitting there; I did no arranging for this one.


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):




Monday, March 19, 2012

Gold Lined Demitasse (no.53)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite board

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White and blue, gold-lined demitasse cup dating back to 1953 when my grandmother purchased on her honeymoon in Florida.  Not sure what the olive green pewter bowl behind it is used for, but I've always liked the look of it.

This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):

  



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Connecticut Snow (no.52)

12"x12"x1", oil on masonite

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The weekend I decided to take a brief trip home also happened to be one of the very few New England snowstorms this winter.  The rock garden I always played on (after the huge thorn bush surrounding it was trimmed, where I remember finding at least two Heman action figures I had previously lost in there) and frequently fell off of as a kid is shown at bottom center, and I always loved the small family of towering pine trees we share with our neighbor in the back corner of the yard.  They are oddly almost just as encompassing and ominous feeling as I remember them being from my youth.

 This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):



Friday, March 9, 2012

Waterbury School Clock (no.51)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel

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Yet another painting from the set of photos I took while in at my grandmother's house.  This is a "Waterbury School Clock" circa the late 1800's.  It was last repaired in 1900 and originally belonged to my great grandfather.  I'm not sure about the details of the desk / cabinet on the right.  This scene is meaningful to me as it evokes childhood nostalgia from spending time here when I was young.


This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):


 
 



Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pink Chrysanthemums (no.50)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite

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This was taken from, that's right, another Thai restaurant, this time in Brooklyn.  I don't know what it is about Thai restaurants but they just seem to have spot on taste for the flowers that go on the table.  It's a mystery.  Anyway, this was a miniscule place with a 2 table dining area.  It was the perfect choice as we had been searching for the right restaurant for a half hour on a Saturday night in NY and this was an oasis in a desert full of impossibly long wait times.  The dark mood lighting was really beautiful and I noticed the flowers right away, once again snapping them with my iphone.  I got the basil chicken and it was amazing.

This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame): 


 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cream Pitcher with Gold Leaves (no.49)

8"x8"x1", oil on masonite panel


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This is one of many very beautiful antiques that I photographed while visiting my grandmother.  I had no idea that she had most of these as many were hidden away in cabinets or I just never consciously registered them in all the time I've spent there as a kid and I was very happily surprised.  It is great to now be able to fully observe and explore each one's intricacies through painting.  More to come... 

This is how it would look framed (actual painting does not include frame):