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Avocado and Parsley

I eat avocados every day. I love them, they make my hair and nails beautiful and offer me with plenty of potassium to keep my muscles ready for running (and golf!). Plus the color! The green flesh of an avocado is, to me, the most beautiful color in the world! It’s my favorite.

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Daily Painting: Double Cheeseburger

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Sometimes I think it’s better to paint a cheeseburger than eat one. I love Five Guys burgers. It’s sorta a chain I suppose, but they’re amazing! I had one this weekend in fact, all 1000 calories of it… and had a salad for dinner. But really, who doesn’t like a good burger, even vegetarian. There’s something about the layered ability of flavors. Sandwiches of all kinds are my hands down favorites. This little painting is only 6″x6″, making it so cute and little as it stands off the wall. Such a talking piece!

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Daily Painting: Cracked Up Egg

I have done eggs before, but this one seemed fun, more challenging. I eat eggs every morning, two, scrambled, with sprouted wheat toast and jam. It’s one of the ONLY habits in my life. I don’t normally like routine too often. My daughter also loves eggs. She doesn’t like to eat them, but she loves to crack them. Of all her favorite things, I think eggs are up there. 

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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: Pyrex Eggs

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So, I’m going to join the bandwagon here and start doing smaller, one-a-day paintings. Not that I’ll do one EVERY day, but I’ll at least finish it within a 24-hour period. For my first try at mundane, everyday objects, I chose my breakfast. Many do.

I have a love affair with eggies. I love eggs. I eat eggs every morning–two eggs and a slice of spelt toast. I like good eggs, too. Orange yolks, a hard thing to acquire from the grocery store brands, but, I’ve found a few that are good. One day I’ll have a coup. Just not now.

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