Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Treasured Pear

 
The Treasured Pear
16" x 20"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$200

I can't believe April is half over!  This year is flying by~  The paintings have been few and far between, but summer is almost here and the light will be brighter and the days finally warm!  I have plans on painting "BIG" for the summer.  I have stocked up on both large and small canvas and can't wait to PAINT~

The Treasured Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas. The gallery wrapped sides are painted to allow for hanging without a frame.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $200 which includes United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

I started a fabulously huge pink flamingo painting before I got sick......hoping to finish it soon~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Lemons and Creamer II

 

Lemons and Creamer II
6" x 6" 
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$40, plus shipping

Running late this evening~  New lemon painting~

Lemons and Creamer II was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas. Painting can be placed in a small frame and also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

I am current working on a large pear painting~  Hopefully will finish in the next few days~

Thank you for stopping by!

Torrie

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Single Red Pear

 

The Single Red Pear
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$40, plus shipping

Today, another new pear painting.   The Single Red Pear

The Single Red Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas. Painting can be placed in a small frame and also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

I am thinking of painting something different tomorrow....lemons, onions...I will have to see what is in the kitchen.  I may just paint something totally different...a landscape or a seascape!

Thank you for stopping by!

Torrie

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Helloooo...Anybody home!


Yes, I'm back!  

If it seems I have been gone forever, ~~I have.   This has been the longest time to go without painting since I began painting in 2003!  I have been laying around staring at the ceiling and sleeping way too much!  I am feeling so much better, now just to get used to the medication and I will have it made~  

I am still having trouble with inspiration, but I know that will come back.  Hopefully, Spring will arrive soon and the gloomy, long Winter will be over.  This is the first year I am eagerly waiting for the "green" mist to cover everything...the most definite sign that Spring is finally here.

Now, onward and upward!


Triplets II
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Gessobord
Available for Purchase
$40, plus shipping

Triplets II was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery Ampersand Gessobord. Painting can be placed in a small frame and also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Coming up next....who knows, but I am back to painting!

Thank you for stopping by and continuing to follow my painting adventures~

Torrie

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Paintings of January

 

The Paintings of January 2014

What HAPPENED!  

This is all I accomplished during the  30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  
I had a solid, prepared start and faded fast~

I spent a great deal of the month laying on the floor staring at the ceiling.  The hip pain I have had for years turned out to be a problem with the spine.......who knew I should have seen a doctor about a little hip pain. An MRI confirmed I have the spine of an 85-year-old stuck in my 54-year-old body....I must have been given used parts at birth!  After spending days crying and feeling sorry for myself, I am doing much better, going to physical therapy, taking medication, and hoping to postpone the inevitable surgery for just a bit.  

I will continue to paint as often as I can, there will be good weeks with seven paintings and long dry spells with lots of unpainted ideas floating in my head~

The next  30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta, I am going to try again!  I will one day live the dream of being a daily painter!

Now off to finish the very overdue large commissioned painting!  

Thanks again for stopping by~

Torrie

Monday, January 13, 2014

Cherry on Burlap

 

Cherry on Burlap
6" x 6" x 1.5"
Acrylic Paint on Burlap
Available for Purchase
$30.00, plus shipping



 

I am still participating in the Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta  just not keeping up very well!

I saw this cute little burlap "canvas" and had to paint on it!  I bought several, so there will be more~

Cherry on Burlap was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped burlap "canvas".  This painting can be hung without a frame, placed on a small easel, and stood on a table top for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $30.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Back to painting!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie



Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Ballerina 002

 

Ballerina 002
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Day Twelve!  Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  I am officially way behind as this is really painting number six!!

I don't paint too many ballerinas, I really should do more~ maybe that should be my New Year's resolution...paint more ballerinas!

Ballerina 002 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Claybord.  This painting can be easily slipped into a standard size frame or  placed on a small easel for display.

This painting has sold.

Tomorrow is an experiment with burlap~

Thanks for stopping by!

Torrie

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The Red Pear III


The Red Pear III
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Day #5 of the Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Yes, another pear~  It is tough trying to get good picture with the gloomy weather and no sun~ I seem to be painting colorful paintings to take my mind off the dreary weather.

The Red Pear III was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting has sold.

Tomorrow~ something different!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie


Colorado Pear

 

Colorado Pear
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$40.00, plus shipping

Day #4 of the Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Yes, that is pot growing out of a pear. Being known for my Pear Paintings, my wonderful Kevin suggested I paint a tie-dyed Colorado Pear. Yes, I think he is reminiscing about his college days~ 

Colorado Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Back to painting!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Friday, January 03, 2014

The Spring Pear

 
The Spring Pear
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$40.00, plus shipping

Day #3 of the Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

I love this one!!  I got up very early this morning and started painting.  I surprised myself with how well this one turned out.  It was fun to paint a light Spring-colored pear with hopes for warmer weather soon!

The Spring Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Tomorrow is Saturday~ and I will be painting all day!  I can't wait~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Thursday, January 02, 2014

January Pears

 
January Pears
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Claybord
Available for Purchase
$40.00, plus shipping

Day Two!  Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  I am keeping up~  28 more to go!!

You know there are always going to be pear paintings~  I love the way this one turned out.  I am thinking of not painting on canvas ever again.  I so like the way the paintings turn out when I use Ampersand Gessobord, Claybord, or  Aquabord.

January Pears was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Claybord.  Painting can be easily slipped into a standard size frame or  placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Tomorrow is another day and another painting!

Thanks for stopping by!

Torrie


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year!!


Apple 03
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$40.00, plus shipping

It's that time again!  Leslie is doing it again~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  I am very excited about participating in the challenge again, trying to complete a new painting daily.  Not making any promises on how many paintings or what they will be.  I am in the middle of a large commission I need to finish!  So much to do, so little time.....wait it's a new year!  Lots of days to come!

This is the first painting~ 

I started with an Apple, very dark......probably because my back hurts, feeling very dark at the moment!  

Apple 03 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.
This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Check back tomorrow....probably a pear and definitely lighter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Torrie

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 Calendar~ Just Pears


Calendar Cover


The Twelve Months

This is my first Calendar! I love painting pears and thought my first calendar should be only pears. The calendar showcases my favorite pear paintings in the past few years. 

The wall calendar measures 8.5" x 11" cm closed and 11" x 17" open. Each month has one of my paintings printed on heavy weight glossy paper.

I only sell original paintings in my store~ here is a way to have prints of my favorite pear paintings to frame.

There is  a very limited supply and can be purchased only in my Etsy.com store.  $23 with free shipping.  The calendar is only available within the United States.

(Click HERE to purchase)

Thanks so much for stopping by~

Torrie


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pear Study with Lemon


Pear Study with Lemon
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Aquabord
Available for Purchase
$40.00, plus shipping

This is the study I did while working on a larger Pear commissioned painting.  

Pear Study with Lemon was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery Ampersand Aquabord. Painting can be placed in a small frame and also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

I have started working on the larger canvas as I had planned....going bigger with my painting-- it is sketched out, but no paint on the canvas yet. Hopefully, I will begin working on it soon.  It is going to be a West Texas landscape.

I took an Ink class this past week, it was quite fascinating. You just might see some small abstract ink studies in the near future~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

So long September ~

 

The Paintings of September


Thirty paintings in thirty days in September, well more like about 14!  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta. 

I love participating in the 30-day challenges, it makes me crazy that I can't keep up, maybe one day when I don't have a "real job" I will have time to do what I love!  PAINT!

Now for the really big news, really big....  I have mainly painted 6" x  6" paintings with a few large pieces thrown in here and there.  Now its time for a change!  I have stocked up on large canvas 16" x 20" up to 30" x 40", so now the fun really begins~  These large paintings will be offered for sale at Houzz.com, as soon as they are created!  I will post pictures as soon as they are completed and maybe even some progress photos. Wish me luck on my "Big" adventure~    Don't worry, there will still be small affordable paintings available in my online stores. I will paint them in between being inspired to paint big~

Thank you for stopping by~

Torrie

Monday, September 30, 2013

Two Golden Pears

 

Two Golden Pears
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$35.00, plus shipping

Day 30~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta. 

Well, I didn't get as many paintings done as I would have liked but I had a great time! Hopefully, the next time around I can get more done~  Tomorrow I will post a collage picture of the paintings completed this month and update you on the changes coming up in the studio~

Two Golden Pears was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $35.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store

Thank you for stopping by~

Torrie

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Green Pears 2013 and Pears and Grapes II


  

Pears and Grapes II
16" x  20"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas



 

Green Pears 2013
11" x  14"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canas


Yes, it has been a while since I checked in, but I have been busy.  I took a break from the 30 paintings in 30 Days to complete two commissioned pear paintings.  I accept commissions when time allows and I rarely refuse the opportunity to paint pears~

Green Pears 2013 and Pears and Grapes II were painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame.

Now, back to the 30 in 30~  I will finish the last day with one of my favorite pear paintings~  It will be posted tomorrow and then I will post a compilation of the paintings I was able to complete during the month.  Now off to bigger and better~

Check back again tomorrow for the last of the pear paintings for the month~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie




Monday, September 16, 2013

Three Cupcakes

 

Three Cupcakes
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~
 
Day 15~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta. 

Well, the workweek has started and I am behind.  If I get up really early in the morning and don't spend quality time on the sofa with Stella before I go to work, I might get time to paint.....or not~  HA!  It is Monday, let's see how the rest of the week goes

Three Cupcakes was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting has sold.

Thank you for stopping by~

Torrie