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Daily Painting: Blueberries

My daughter and I love blueberries, not so much my Hubby, but that’s his problem. I wanted to try painting cloth today. It was surprisingly easy to do with the wax. I find I am far better with organically shaped objects than objects with a hard edge. I will continue to push myself, though. The way wax can be both opaque and transparent is a God-send. Anyone used to oils would love this medium!

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Daily Painting: Line of Figs

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Figs are funny little fruits. Some people love them, some hate, and some have no idea what they are. I believe one friend of mine thought they were mini eggplants… I got a whole basket of these little guys at the store the other day. I cut them up, and coupled them with a slice of goat cheese and wrapped them in prosciutto. Yummy. I’ve had them with blue cheese before, also, but wasn’t a big fan of the blue I’d picked. Anyway… a good bottle of wine was the perfect thing to wash them down.

I also did 2 paintings, one big and one small so be sure to scroll all the way down to view both!

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Daily Painting: Daylight Peach

I think I’m the only person in my little family that likes peaches. I don’t know why. Growing up there was nothing better to me than an anemic canned peach in all that sweet syrup. I love peaches with plain yogurt, or whipped cream. Not a big fan of cooked peaches, though. No… This peach was actually a little on the raw side, crunchy, that was good. Just like and under-ripe pear!

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Daily Painting: Daylight Pear

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My daughter and husband really like pears. I like a pear in a glass of lemonade (likely with vodka) on a hot day, or cold… anytime, really. Pears are one of those fruits you see a lot in still life’s, but it’s also a fruit people seem enamored with. I find the array of colors to be what draws me to them. They go well with cheese, too. What’s a fruit and cheese place without pears? My favorite little bar has a fruit and cheese plate with dried pears. Love it! So anyway, here is my daylight pear!

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One-A-Day-Painting: Big Cat

I have two cats, one we recently put outside for the first time in his life. He loves it, if not a little too much. He’s gone native. There’s a black cat that was coming around, my cat has gone after him twice now. I think the black cat is a stray, but it’s good to know my sweet, lazy indoor/outdoor toothless cat can hold his own in the ‘wild’. He’s even on Prozac and still he can’t handle the black-cat-invader. My poor drugged up kitty, maybe one day he’ll learn to relax and get along with his friends.

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One-A-Day-Painting: Key

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My daughter likes to use this key as her ‘car key’ in her little red pedal car. I put a string on it so she couldn’t lose it as fast. I’m pretty sure this key was from our first house. I loved that house, we remodeled the whole thing down to the studs. It took us a year and we did everything ourselves! We lived without a kitchen for 6 months. Looking back, I’m not sure how I survived!

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One-A-Day-Painting: Lemon Water

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Lemon water is my all-day-every-day go to for thirst quenching. It’s alkaline, good for your body, and tastes REFRESHING. Anyway, since it’s something I see and do so much I assumed it would make a great subject for my Daily Painting this weekend… enjoy!

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One-a-day Painting: Strawberry

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My daughter and I picked some berries today. We planed these last year. She likes to water them, and eat them. I call her my fruit-itarian because 90% of her current diet is fruit. She’s 3 and very picky.

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One-A-Day-Painting: Lavender

I have a very small lavender plant on my front porch and the flowers were finally dry enough to pick. They smell amazing. I’m not sure if theres any use in putting them in water, since they’re basically dried up, but it looks nice that way. Anyway, for my daily painting today, they were it!

– My parameters are to sell these on ebay with a starting bid of $1/sq. inch.We’ll start with that, see how it goes.

Status: SOLD

– 9″x12″x1.5″

– Encaustic wax on wood

– Signed

Lavender

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