Jul 3, 2015

Summer Paintings

Roses in Glass Vase,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Hydrangeas in Glass Cylinder,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Rainier Cherries with White Bowl,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
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Jun 28, 2015

The Apple Tree that Could

Peonies in Glass Vase,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Green Apple,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
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 This little painting is of an apple from an apple tree on our property. I've been babying it for about four years now. To my surprise, last year it finally gave apples. However, after a couple of days of seeing the tree with lots of apples adorning its branches, I took my daughter to see the little miracle, but ALL the apples were gone. She looked at me as though I was trying to pull her leg. This year, the tree was filled with even more apples. I hope they mature well so that I may share with my neighbor that's been admiring it. 
Still Life with Chanel,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Jun 16, 2015

The Queen is Here


Queen, My Queen,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Pendoylan, UK 
My bees are home. I have recently acquired two bee hives (photos are below) and I have really had so much fun watching them do all their bee things. An experienced beekeeper came by to check on them and gave me a permission to take a photo of one of my queen bees. The painting about is a sketch of that photo. She is beautiful!

Mint Julep Cup with Mandarin,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Windham, NH
Three Seckel Pears,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collector in Doddinghurst, UK

Still Life with Figs and Cobalt,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Pacifica, CA


Jun 12, 2015

June Paintings

Still Life with Lemons on White,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collector in Sydney, Australia
Candle Still Life,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Solano, NM

Jun 4, 2015

The Winds of Change

Still Life with Chanel No.5 and Rose,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Pearland, Tx

Rainier Cherries,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collector in Doddinghurst, UK

For most of my life my weight has fluctuated some. I've tried many things--some intelligent, others not so much. However, nothing ever stuck. Right after I turned 39, I decided it was now or never and that I would research and find out what healthy, doable changes I could make that would stick. After I worked and saw 28 pounds come off in 4 months ( through a healthy limiting of calories, eating more raw fruits and vegetables and jogging for 45 minutes a day---everyday), I realize that I needed more information. I need this for myself and my family, because I want them to be healthy also--not a weight issue, just a full, healthy life thing. So, I am headed back to school to become a registered dietitian. It is scary--time, tuition, sacrifices, etc. However, it's one of those "if I don't do it, I will regret it" type things.

This means, that I will paint for the next two months, as much as I as can, and then I just don't know. I hope that I will have time here and there to sneak in a painting, but I can't promise anything. After all, in April and May I hardly had time to paint and I was only teaching at the time. 
Doris Lessing's words might have to be tattooed on my hand as my new mantra.

 “Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.” ― Doris Lessing

Thank you for your encouraging words, your support, for taking time to follow and read my little blog. It means a great deal to me. THANK YOU. I hope you will continue to follow/be subscribed as I try my hardest to post a painting or two every once in a while.

Apr 14, 2015

April Still Life Paintings

Chanel N0.5 Bottle,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD 
Private Collection in Bartlett, TN.
Strawberries with Market Basket,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Chelmsford, MA
Blue and White Ginger Jar with Roses,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Pearland, TX

Mar 24, 2015

Spring Break Paintings

Flow Blue Cup with Daffodil,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Sterling, VA
Raspberries in Blue and White Cup,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Osceola, WI 
Strawberries in Silver Cup,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD 
Private Collection in Sterling, VA 

Mar 18, 2015

Inspiration: Whistler and His More than 50 Shades of Grey

Red Pear with Pear Half Oil Painting on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in 
Middletown, DE 
Paperwhites in Glass,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Osceola, WI 

No, I have not read the book or watched the movie that so many have been discussing. Instead, I watched the movie, James McNeill Whistler: The Case for Beauty. It was gorgeous, funny, insightful and very inspiring. I truly connected to his concept of portraying things that are appealing and that beautify our living spaces. In paying homage to such beauty in greys, I thought to paint a couple of paintings using a limited color pallet. 
Mint Julep Cup with Cherry,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in  Windham, NH

Mar 3, 2015

Is it Spring Yet?

Book Collection: Chanel with Peonies,  Oil on 6"x8" Linen Panel
SOLD 
Private Collection in Yukon, Oklahoma
This year, I have several hundreds of little things to be awaiting impatiently-- I have taken beekeeping class this winter and will soon be venturing at taking good care of a couple of hives.
* Please, note that due to inclement weather, paintings will be shipped up to 10 days (instead of the usual 5) after the auction has ended, so that they may be shipped one days with the best possible weather conditions. 

Lemon with Leaf Still Life,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Chelmsford, MA
            My anticipation for Spring time grows even stronger it seems as the days get colder. I understand that it is so very selfish to complain about our cold Oklahoma weather and our bits of snow and ice here and there seeing how bad friends to the east of the country have had it this winter. However, on this very selfish note, I  miss the warm weather, flowers in the garden and leaves covering our naked trees. I miss flip flops and the winds that smell of sweet grass. I even miss arguing with the darn bunny that has made its home in the center of my little flower bed. 
Pearl Onions with Flow Blue Bowl,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD 

Private Collection in Solano, NM

Feb 24, 2015

Snow Day Paintings

Cream Hydrangeas in Silver,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD 
Private Collection in Rockford, IL
Roses in Chanel No. 5,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD 

Private Collection in Pearland, TX
Peonies in Blue and White Ginger Jar,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD 
Private Collection in Rockford, IL

Feb 17, 2015

February Paintings

Red Pear,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in 
New Canaan, CT
Pink Tulips in Glass Bowl,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Rockford, IL

Feb 6, 2015

Romance in Red, Blue and White

Red Roses in Silver, Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Watchung, NJ
Old English Roses in Blue and White,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Ramer, AL 
Daisies in Cobalt Ink Bottle, Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection in Tacoma, WA

Jan 30, 2015

Collections


Book Collection: Chanel,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Lebanon, IN 
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Yellow Daffodils,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Chelmsford, MA

Jan 20, 2015

Paintings from My Kitchen

Radish and Marble,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
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Pearl Onions with Bowl,  Oil on 5"x 7" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Solano, NM
Asparagus with Lemon,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Nantucket, MA
Blue Ribbon and Rose,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD

Jan 1, 2015

Being Daring in this New Year

Rose in Red,  Oil on 9"x12" Linen Panel
Private Collection 

Woohoo... Yes, daring! Me! It was 3am and I had a commission for a 9"x12" painting, which in itself is such a frightening thought to me. So, I took colors that were left on my palette from the previous day's paintings and played with the colors. I really REALLY loved the resulting colors and gestural strokes and didn't want to make a mess of it by fussing with it too much. However it was not "me" and so came the pink rose (also from the previous day's paintings. I'm very pleased with the results and fortunately so, is my wonderful and daring patron.
I always look forward to painting berries. They each have such a wide variation of color that I could stare at them and never tire. So, what to pair them with? Don't you think these sweet little antique bowls are perfect for pairing with them? 
We should all be a bit more daring this New Year.
Thank you for the lovely visit.
Hugs,
Carolina
Still Life Raspberries in Bowl,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collector in Doddinghurst, UK
Berries with Bowl Still Life,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
SOLD

Private Collection in Lebanon, IN