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Confession: My Greatest Weakness

Pear Still Life, III 4”x6” Oil on Linen Panel

Still Life of Pear Half, 6”x6” Oil on Linen Panel
Peony Still Life, III 6”x8” Oil on Linen Panel
Mango Still Life, 4”x6” Oil on Linen Panel

I have been painting up a storm. Not always a good storm, but I’ve worked out a few problems. The top paintings are of a pear. It shows what a difference a background makes. I love that blue background on the first. It is the color that I painted my laundry room. The painting of the pear half I found to be very difficult. I just couldn’t get the right colors for the meat of the pear. They were both still fun to paint. The peony is one that I purchased from A Date with Iris (great flowers and art; you should visit). I love peonies, but I do find them challenging to paint. I love how the blue background came out on this one.
Okay, so now to my weakness. I have many, starting with chocolate, but by far my greatest is MANGO. I am very allergic to this oh so very delicious treat, but I have learned to take precautions so that I don’t break out. Still, as soon as they are in season, I am first in line to purchase some. So, right now this is my favorite painting. I hope you like it.
On top of painting and making jewelry, I’ve been sewing. It started with me needing a strap for my new camera. The one that came was hard, too thick and it scratched my neck. Then I thought, “It needs a matching bag”. So I made one. Then, I figured while I had the sewing machine out, I better make my nephew his camouflage with orange edge Scooby blanket. I am done sewing for now, except Ezri wants a little cotton kimono dress that she can were in the summer on top of tights or her swimsuit. So, we’ll go get fabric for that. I’ve have to show you later. Here are photos of my strap and my new toy, and the bag to match. I hope your summer is fantastic.


  1. Beautiful pictures and accessories.
    I think you did a great job on the pear and got the colors right :)

  2. I love the colors in that first painting. And the flower painting is lovely, too.


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