Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tomatoes and a bit of painting news...

Two Tomatoes in Tobe yaki
6.6"x10" Watercolor on paper

Juicy Summer Tomatoes
6"x6" watercolor on paper
I planted three tomato plants in pots in my terrace and they are looking great. I hope I will get a nice harvest of fruits for my still-lives, again, this year - some of you may know that I made a series of paintings from my "terrace harvest" last year, which I posted in this blog. I'll create a link to them when I get smarter with my computer... These juicy tomatoes that I painted last year came from a store, though...
And, yes, I have been painting everyday! I have not been posting as often, but I have been painting everyday. More recently, I have been working on landscapes, cityscapes and lake scenes - scenes of the beautiful area I live in - surrounded with mountains, by the lake and where everytime you turn around you see a postcard scene - lucky me! I shall post my next painting as soon as I get something "postable." Thanks for following my artblog - I appreciate it! Cheers!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chateau de Chillon -Table, Chairs and Sunlight by Theresa Miller

Chateau de Chillon - Table, Chairs and Sunlight
6.5" x 6.5" Watercolor on paper
I hear that Chateau de Chillon is one of the most famous medieval castles in Europe, so every time we have guests in town, that's one of the places we must stop by. Since I am always looking for light to put in my painting subjects, I found in this set of mismatched table and chairs a perfect model. I hope you get to visit the Chateau some day, if you haven't done so yet. There is a long history attached to it that's worth learning about.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Ferney-Voltaire Terrace

Terrace (Ferney-Voltaire)
6.5" x 9.5" Watercolor on paper

The other day, I was happily walking down the street in Ferney-Voltaire, France, when the sunlight hitting this planter on this terrace struck me hard. I made a photo reference and wouldn't rest until I ended up painting the watercolor above... I hope I was able to convey the warm feeling I felt when I first saw the "still life" sitting there for everyone to enjoy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Apple Blooms I by Theresa Miller

Apple Blooms I
6.5" x 9"
Our apple tree in the back yard is blooming! Despite a few cold days, it's definetly spring...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Peony by Theresa Miller

Watercolor on paper

There is a huge peony bush just around the corner from my house along the quiet street, in my neighbor's yard. Year after year, without fail, the peonies bloom beautifully in the spring and the colors are perfectly white! I can't wait to see them bloom again, this year... I painted this one last year....
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