443 - Just A Taste, $650 (Watercolor, 20.5" x 14")When I created the design for "Just A Taste", I was thinking about art walks, receptions and openings. Galleries are looking their best with artists on hand and musicians playing. I image the local people coming out for an evening of art and culture. Naturally, one would enjoy just a taste of wine and hors d'oeuvres to make the feast for the senses complete.
442 - Billy Goat, NFSMy "Billy Goat" is inspired by the goats the live in the fields outside of the town where I live. Seeing the goats as I drive by with my husband always makes me smile. Tails up, the goats go about their business grazing and napping. Every once in awhile, we see the young ones play. This painting is about the simple delight of seeing goats in the field.
441 - Still Life with Espresso Cups & Swedish Candle Holder, $250 (Watercolor, 13" x 8.5")I love doing drawings and paintings that include the souvenirs of my life. In this particular still life, I include a small, wooden candle holder from Sweden, in addition to two espresso cups. The candle holder was given to me by one of my sister's after she came home from being a Swedish exchange student. I have kept the candle holder for many years. Unfortunately, I no longer have candles that fit. But, I love the shape and design!
440 - Hang Up & Pet Me, NFS (Watercolor, 11.5" x 11.5")"Hang Up & Pet Me" is inspired by my two sisters and today's cell phone culture. As part of my "Just Sayin'..." series, this painting's model is my sister Michelle. Once, I happened on Michelle sitting on a stool talking on the cell phone. The gesture of her hands caught my imagination and was the birth of the "Just Sayin'..." series. My other sister Dorothy often calls me on the cell phone. In the background, I can hear her cat meowing. During one such conversation, I imagined the cat insisting that Dorothy hang up the phone and pet her. An idea was born.
439 - Ocean Gypsy, $650 (Watercolor, 20.5" x 13.5")The title "Ocean Gypsy" was inspired by the musical group "Renaissance" and their piece titled "Ocean Gypsy" on the album "Scherazade and Other Stories". My imaginary ocean gypsy lives in a world of myth and mystery. Mute and elusive, she lives off our grid and on her own.
438 - Kitty Kit..., $650 (Watercolor, 21" x 14.5")My love affair with kitties continues. I find their expressions mysterious and delightful. This particular kitty is lying on a pillow; well it was lying until someone called "kitty kitty" off in the distance. Her nap disturbed, she views the world with one alert eye. Not too concerned, though; her paws remain crossed and relaxed.