Monday, December 28, 2009

Red Currants

Red Currants
Watercolor on paper
Oh, the weather outside is frightful,But the fire is so delightful,And since we've no place to go,Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
There is a flurry of snow outside - although it is not sticking onto the ground it is beautiful to watch it fall.
Yesterday, I painted these bright red translucent berries to remind me of the warmer days of early fall, several months ago, when winter still seemed to be so far away. Somehow, the bright colors of the currants kept me warm and fuzzy throughout....
I hope you are all having very happy holidays!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Peppers Trio

Pepper Trio
Watercolor on paper
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers? If Peter Piper Picked a peck of pickled peppers,Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

I love to paint peppers - painting their beautiful, bright, colorful and smooth textured skin makes me think of the warmer days in the summer, even when the weather outside is frightful. The best part is that we can find them at the market all year round - always available to model for one's latest painting and topping his pizza afterwards. Yum! These were grown in a greenhouse in Holland, I hear...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Persimmons by Theresa Miller

Persimmons Trio
Watercolor on paper
This is one the many watercolors I have made from the persimmons that my next door neighbor gave to me the other day for still-lives. I saw him the other day putting up Christmas lights in his persimmon tree which is totally covered with fruits, just outside of my kitchen window... Every year, around Christmas time, the persimmons become ripe and flocks of birds come to eat - in a matter of a couple of days, all the fruits will be gone and only the Christmas lights will remain...
the persimmon tree in my neighbor's backyard...
The tree outside of my kitchen window... it's really lovely at night when the lights are on....

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A portrait for DSFDF

Portrait of an Artist
Watercolor on paper
Here's my contribution for the end-of-the-year challenge from Karin Jurick's blog DSFDF.
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