Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tis the Season~



From my house to yours:

Merry Christmas
and
Happy Holidays~



A rare Christmas snow in Charlotte. I have had a wonderful Christmas and now it is time to get back to work,

Check back again soon to see what I have been up to~

Torrie

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Pear Commissions Finished~

The Little Red Pear
4" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


The Little Olive Pear
4" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


The Yellow Pear II Redux Again
4" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

I am working on several commissioned paintings getting ready for the Holidays. A collector requested several of my previous paintings to be recreated in the 4" x 6" size. I love painting pears and this was a fun commission.

I am currently working on a cow commission. I don't paint many cows and this collector requested a black and while cow. I have painted two and will be making the final touches on the second cow tomorrow and will post pictures soon.

Next up~

I am working on a Lily pond painting, a landscape, a portrait, and more pear paintings. So much to do, so little time. Hopefully, I can make time to paint a little something new for the Etsy.com store.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Studio Update~I will be showing my work in Charlotte!

WSOC-TV Charlotte, North Carolina


This is the hallway at WSOC-TV studios in downtown Charlotte. The television station showcases a different artist's work each month of the year. I am very honored and thrilled to fill these walls with my paintings during the month of May 2011.

So much wall space! I normally paint in a smaller format for the Internet stores, now I will be focusing on larger paintings to hang at the television studio. I will be hanging a variety of paintings from landscapes, still life, and portraits. I will post pictures of the paintings as I finish them so you can see then paintings before I take them to the television studio. I am going to try to have approximately 30 to show, wish me luck....I will be painting like crazy!

I will continue to add paintings to my stores online on a regular basis, but probably not as frequently. The small pear series (The Pear Chronicles) will continue. There will also be smaller versions of the paintings that will be included in the May show.

I have closed my eBay store for the time being and closed my shop at Design Style Guide. I am scaling back the online activity a bit, it seems I spend more time updating stores than painting. New paintings can still be purchased from my Etsy.com store, my website, blog, and ebsqart.com.

For now, I am working feverishly to finish six commissions. The holidays are always busy and this year is not an exception. I have to get the paintings for the Heart Gala at the first of the year started soon or they will not be finished in time. So much to do, so little time~ I love it!

Thanks for stopping by, more paintings coming soon!

Torrie

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Pear Chronicles 008

The Pear Chronicles 008
4" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
~Sold~


Continuing with my little pear series, this is The Pear Chronicles 008, a single warm orange/red pear with a dark loosely painted background. I love this one!

The Pear Chronicles 008 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold. To see more paintings currently available for purchase, please visit my website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

I have loved painting the pears and there will be more!

Coming Up~

Along with more pears, I have a commission to do of a black and white pear, I am finishing a lily pond painting, and then will begin working on really large pieces ~news on that to come.

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Pear Chronicles 007 and More!

The Pear Chronicles 007
4" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


Continuing with my little pear series, this is The Pear Chronicles 007, a single red pear with a deep blue loosely painted background.

The Pear Chronicles 004 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

Now a short explanation of where the heck I have been and what happened this past week:

I am a huge fan of EBSQart.com and that is where I maintain a gallery, but more than that, they have really cool templates and image hosting that I use to maintain all the blogs and websites. The stat counters at the site help me keep up with all that I have floating out in the Internet. Well, it was time for a site upgrade which is always tricky. That, on top of the fact I do not accept change well and have no patience, has made for a very long week. It's not the change thing that gets me as much as the learning curve that comes with a site upgrade--learning how to do things a different way.....(in a nutshell, I am getting old and set in my ways). HA! EBSQart is still working on problems. I can't upload new paintings to the site as of yet, but tomorrow is another day. I will do the best I can with what is working so far.

Now, what you might have missed~


The Pear Chronicles 006
4" x 6"

Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

~Sold~

This pear painting in the Chronicles Series sold in the downtime. I am sorry it did not make the blog before it sold. For those of you who want to get a sneak peek before paintings make it to the blog and stores, the paintings are first posted on my Facebook Fan Page. The first place I list my paintings for sale is my Etsy.com store. The Etsy site is just convenient and easy to use, so I post there first, then EBSQart, then my website and on from there.

The following paintings were donated:

The Ballerina IV
16" x 20"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas



The Pear Chronicles 005
4"x 6"

Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas


Annie Salness, an Artist friend who I met working with the Different Strokes from Different Folks painting challenge blog, recently suffered a stroke and is recovering at home with her family. There will be a fund raiser the details can be found by clicking here and going to the event announcement on Facebook. I will be shipping these paintings Tuesday morning.

Well, that about does it for now. I will be posting my painting that I won from Angela Sullivan. I framed it this week and it is now on the end table in my living room.

Until tomorrow,

Torrie

Monday, November 08, 2010

The Pear Chronicles 005 ~ New Pear in the Series

The Pear Chronicles 005
4" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


Continuing with my little pear series is The Pear Chronicles 005

The Pear Chronicles 005 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold.

Up Next~

Have you ever had one of those days where you would have gotten more accomplished staying in bed that what was done today... well it has been one of those days. For those of you that follow my work on EBSQart.com, the site is currently undergoing an upgrade and it is hit or miss if you can view the galleries there. Give it just a bit more time and the site should be fabulous.

I am continuing with the small pear series, it is too much fun to stop now. I lingered in the pears at the local grocery store until I looked like a stalker (of pears). There were so many different varieties. This is really going to be fun.

Well, I had better get busy, there is still much to do before I call it a day~

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie

Friday, November 05, 2010

I won!

Cherry Drift
5" x 7"
by
Angela Sullivan

I am thrilled beyond words~

Angela Sullivan, a fabulous artist, chooses someone from her list of followers once a month to win one of her paintings. This month I was selected to receive one of her beautiful paintings. I could pick from any of her small paintings on her blog. This was impossible. I chose four! I told her to make the final selection of what she like best from the four I had selected. She will be sending me Cherry Drift. I am so happy! I can't wait. I am going to frame it and put it in my office/studio to enjoy everyday.

Thank you so much Angela, I will enjoy your painting for years to come~

Visit Angela's blog. You will love her work!

www.angelasacrylics.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Another Day, Another Pear ~ The Pear Chronicles 004

The Pear Chronicles 004
4" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Continuing with my little pear series is The Pear Chronicles 004, a single golden pear with a multicolored loosely painted background. I have painted versions of this pear before ~ it is one of my favorites.

The Pear Chronicles 004 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold. To see more paintings currently available for purchase, please visit my Gallery Website or my Etsy.com store.

I am really enjoying the small pear paintings. There will be one more tomorrow and then I will have to take a short break and work on larger commissioned paintings this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Pear Chronicles 003 ~ Continuing the series....

The Pear Chronicles 003
4" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Continuing the Pear series with The Pear Chronicles 003. This is so much fun. What started out as ordering the wrong size canvas has turned into quite the adventure.

The Pear Chronicles 003 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

I have varnished 004 and 005 and they will be posted next. After that, I think I will move to a Bosc pear next.

This painting has sold, to see more paintings currently available for purchase, please visit my Website Gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Tune in tomorrow for 004~

Torrie


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Pear Chronicles 002 ~ New Pear Painting.

The Pear Chronicles 002
4" x 6"
Original Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

This is the second painting in my small pear painting adventure. I used bright green colors in this pear in a more impressionistic style. I am really enjoying this series. There is so much to do with this series, from realism to abstract, and from Bosc to Bartlett and Anjou.

The Pear Chronicles 002 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

There are more small pear paintings to come. Tomorrow, I will be posting Pear Chronicles 003 (a bright yellow pear on red) and Pear Chronicles 004 (a gold pear with multicolored background).

Thank you for stopping by,

Torrie

Monday, November 01, 2010

The Pear Chronicles 001 ~ New Painting Series

The Pear Chronicles 001
4" x 6"
Original Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


I have started a new series of small pear paintings. I think I will call them "The Pear Chronicles" and then give them a number. Coming up with different titles would be too hard~ There will be at least 20 of the small pear paintings....more if I continue having fun. This is the first pear in the series, 001~

The Pear Chronicles 001 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

So far in the Pear Series, paintings in progress and near completion are a green pear, a gold pear, a multicolored pear, and a gold pear with a multicolored background. Next to be posted is 002 in the series, a green pear.

I will be working on larger commissioned pieces for the upcoming holidays in between the small pear paintings. I will post pictures of these paintings as they are completed so you can see what else I am up to.

Happy November and have a wonderful day~

Torrie


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lemons and Red Creamer, 6"x 6"

Lemons and Red Creamer
6" x 6"
Original Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

A still life painting of two lemons and a deep red creamer with a lightly colored background.

Lemons and Red Creamer was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting is has sold.

So much to do, so little time. I have all this brand new canvas waiting to have paint applied~
Check back soon to see what makes it to canvas first~
Torrie

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Robin's Three Eggs ~ New Painting 8" x 10"

Robin's Three Eggs
8" x 10"
Original Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
~Sold~

A small bird nest with three bright blue robin eggs and a soft painterly background.

Robin's Three Eggs was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

Up Next~

I have put the finishing touches on a new lemon painting. I will take pictures and post tomorrow.

I will be painting most of the day tomorrow. My new shipment of canvas from Dick Blick came in today~ I have a variety to canvas to play with and more paint!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Little Green Pear ~ New Small Pear Painting~

Little Green Pear
6" x 6"
Original Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$39.00, plus shipping

A small pear painting in shades of green with touches of yellow. A loosely painted background in shades of blue.

Little Green Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting is available for purchase for $39.00 in my Etsy.com store.

Up Next~ 
I will be painting all day today~ working on a variety of small paintings. I have started a large Monet-like lily pond painting for Miranda in shades of brown and blue. A bit of a departure for me. If it comes out the way it looks in my head, I plan on painting one to include in my stores.
Well, time to get busy~ I am a bit behind on my posting. I have finished a new bird's nest painting and will be posting it online later this evening, after the good painting light is gone.
Thanks for stopping by~
Torrie





Tuesday, October 19, 2010

More Green and Red Pears

More Green and Red Pears
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


A single green pear beside a single red pear with a soft muted background.
More Green and Red Pears was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold.

Up Next~

Yes, I disappeared for just a while. I have been playing with my granddaughter who is just almost a year old. This year has flown by so fast, I don't know where it went. Miss Audrey has gone back home, so now it is time to get back to work.
I am starting out painting a few pear paintings, they are my comfort zone and helps me get back into the swing of things. Since our last visit, I have promised three paintings to the American Heart Association for upcoming Heart Balls in Cleveland County and Charlotte. This will be my first year to participate in the Charlotte Ball. These painting will be large 18" x 24" and I will be working on them in between the smaller paintings that I see online. I will post pictures as I complete each one so you can see what will be in the upcoming auctions.
Well, I am off to paint a new pear painting. Check back again soon,
Torrie

Monday, October 04, 2010

Pink Cupcakes ~ New Painting today!

Pink Cupcakes
8" x 10"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~



Two butter flavored cupcakes with strawberry pink frosting with a loosely painted soft pastel colored background.

Pink Cupcakes was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting can be purchase by using the PayPal button above or in my Website Gallery or my Etsy.com store.


Up Next~


This is going to be a busy week. The family is gathering for my sister's birthday and I get to babysit my granddaughter for the weekend. I am so excited~

I have finished a new pear painting. It is a deep wine red color and is a nice compliment to the Elegant Pear painting.

I am currently working on a large Lily Pond painting done in shades of brown and blue - I will let you know if it comes out well or just looks like mud~ HA!

Well, time to get busy, check back again soon.


Torrie

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Elegant Pear ~ New Pear Painting ~

Elegant Pear
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

I named this Elegant Pear because of the deep rich tones of gold with dark green gray background, muted but rich~

Elegant Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

Up Next~

I am almost finished with a larger cupcake painting. This one features two cupcakes with pink frosting. This should be finished in the next day or two~

I have started a large painting for Miranda. It is a Lily Pond painting, but it will be done in shades of brown, blue, and turquoise. Yes, this is a stretch, I am working with my imagination ~ and I don't have much of an imagination. I will post pictures ~

The leaves are starting to change color and the weather is turning cooler.....may be it is time for a few fall landscapes.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Monday, September 20, 2010

Confetti Cupcake ~

Confetti Cupcake
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


Yellow cake, vanilla frosting with brightly colored sprinkles. A soft pastel background of pink, yellow, and off white and a hazy purple shadow.

Confetti Cupcake was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold. To see more paintings currently available for purchase, visit my Website Gallery or my Etsy.com Store.

I had so much fun painting this cupcake, I have already sketched another one. Check back later in the week to see more cupcake paintings.

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Pear Painting ~ Fall Pear

Fall Pear
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

A small pear in the colors of fall, gold, yellows, and a touch of red with a dark muted gray-green background.

Fall Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting is no longer available for purchase. See my website gallery or my Etsy.com store for paintings currently available for purchase.

I know I am kind of rushing the fall thing when it is still 90-degrees in Charlotte, but I could not help myself.

I have the overwhelming desire to paint something sweet.......maybe it is the current diet I am on. I can't decide - cupcakes, pie, ice cream. Check back tomorrow and see if I paint the cupcake or just eat it~

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Where did the time go~

Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans~
I disappeared for a while. Things have been so busy between family and work and getting everyone back to their respective schools--don't forget to add in car trouble and general scheduling conflicts.
Now that everyone is settled where they need to be, it is time to get back to work. I have missed painting. Here is a collection of what has happened since we visited last.
Pear for Kevin
4" x 5" x 1.5"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
My dear sweet Kevin has waited patiently and reminded me often about how much he wanted me to paint a pear with a bite out of it--- much like the one on the backside of his girlfriend "iPhone". Well, I finally took the time to paint what he wanted. I don't think much of it, but he was really pleased.

Audrey Grace

Time flies when you are having fun! It has been almost a year since Miss Audrey arrived. She came to spend Grandparent's Day with me and Kevin. She also had a checkup scheduled at Levine Children's Hospital so we spent several days together before she had to go home. We had so much fun. We picked out her Halloween costume, her dress for Thanksgiving, and helped her mom make plans for the upcoming birthday party. Being a grandma is fabulous!

Lemons in Red Bowl IV

I have recently participated in Art Shows at EBSQart.com. I was thrilled and honored to have my Lemons and Red Bowl IV chosen as Member's Choice of the "Still Life with Lemon" show.

Remember when I was working feverishly to finish my submissions for the "Ripped Off Show" My painting that I ripped from Sherry Key was chosen Member's Mention. My painting that I ripped from Amanda Makepeace was selected as Patron's Choice by the non-members of the website. I love participating in the shows at EBSQart.com, they are challenging and it is so rewarding to be recognized for your work.

Sherry's Rain

Orchid for Amanda

Well, that about brings us up to date~ painting tonight with a new small pear painting to be listed tomorrow, something in fall colors.

I will be finishing up the rooster and maybe I will paint a baby chick with an egg to go with it. I have the idea in my head for a ladybug painting.....I might try to get that on canvas by the end of the week. Of course, there will be more pears....and maybe a cupcake!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Friday, September 03, 2010

Lemon ~

Lemon

6" x 6"

Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

This is my latest painting for the challenge painting group at www.rookiepainter.blogspot.com.

I love painting lemons and I jumped at the chance to participate in the challenge.

Lemon was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold. To see other paintings currently available for purchase, please visit my website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

This has been a very busy week~ Not much painting was done. Hopefully, the children are all settled, everyone is getting into a routine. We still have to buy a bed and a sofa for Taylor's new apartment. But, there is always time for shopping~

Since I have not painted, my head is filling up with paintings that need to be on canvas before I forget them. New ballerina paintings, lily pond paintings, and a pineapple painting are on the list of things to do.

I did catch a painting sale at Michaels, found a new color I absolutely love! This color will definitely be in the new pineapple painting.

Well, I am off to get some paintings started.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August Pear ~

August Pear
9" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas Panel
~Sold~


August Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality canvas panel. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

I know I am behind and playing catch up~ there is so much to do and so little time. Everyone is off to school and the house is empty. Now to get settled in the routine and get some paintings finished.

Coming up next~

The rooster is sitting there waiting to be finished. I am very excited, the Rookie Painter challenge is still life lemons, that will be fun. I am definitely going to participate in the Virtual Paint out this month. I have planted my fall flowers a bit early, so there will be floral paintings added in the mix soon~

Thank you for stopping by~ I will be painting tomorrow.

Torrie

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Monday~ New Painting, Georgia Peach

Georgia Peach
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Reference photo from
This is my painting for the current challenge at RookiePainter.blogspot.com. I love participating with the group when time permits.
Painting peaches is a bit more difficult than I thought. Pears are much easier!

Georgia Peach was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold. To see more paintings available for purchase, please visit my website gallery, or my Etsy.com store.

Up Next~

So much to do~ I have sketched out a rooster painting, I have not done a rooster in quite some time. I am in the farm animal mood, so maybe I will do a cow next.

Lately, I have been in the mood to paint with watercolor. I may drag out the watercolor paint and the pastels for a change of pace~

Thank you for visiting,

Torrie

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Red Pear ~ New Small Pear Painting

Another Red Pear
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~
A bright red pear with a soft vanilla white with a touch of olive green background. I also used the same deep blue-gray-green color I often use in my backgrounds. I just added a bit more off white.

Another Red Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold. To see other paintings available for purchase, visit my website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Up Next~

I am currently working on completing my painting for the Rookie Painter blog. I have also sketched out a new rooster painting. I have not painted a rooster in a quite a while, so this should be fun.

Hopefully, I will get to paint more this week~ in between playing with the family.

Check back again soon,

Torrie

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Martini, Stirred X ~ Finally Finished It!

Martini, Stirred X
16" x 20"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Finally finished~ I don't know why I took so long to finish this martini painting. I guess I was just waiting to be inspired. It didn't take long to finish once I got started.
A colorful swirling martini set off by a black background. A combination of reds, blues, and greens in a tall chilled glass with a big ripe olive in the middle.

Martini, Stirred X was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold. To see more paintings currently available for purchase, please visit my website gallery or my Etsy.com Store.

So much to do, so little time, getting the kids off to school. Remember when that meant new clothes and book bags, now it is apartments, furniture, getting bicycles fixed and cars serviced. It is going to be quiet around the house again.

I will be painting in between all the chaos....check back again soon.

Torrie

Monday, August 09, 2010

Two Lemons ~ Small Still Life Painting

Two Lemons
6 x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~
I love painting lemons, this is using the same composition that I have used before, this time with a light-colored background.

Two Lemons was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting is no longer available for purchase.

Coming up next~

Finally~ the martini painting is finished! Look for it to be posted some time tomorrow.

I have been asked to paint more flowers and more oranges. That is next on my list of things to do along with the lily pond painting.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Red Cherries ~ New Small Painting~

Red Cherries
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Two bright red cherries with a loose painterly background and heavy shadows. I have painted variations of this composition before in watercolor and pastel. This time, I painted a light colored background with a loose painterly shadow.

Red Cherries was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold.

I will be finishing my small lemon painting, then I am thinking about painting a lily pond. It has been a while since I have painted one......but, there is that martini painting......

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie

Friday, August 06, 2010

New Pear Painting ~ Single Small Pear

Single Small Pear
6" x 6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


Time to paint another pear. This is a small yellow pear with red highlights and dark green shadows with a loose painterly background.

Single Small Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold. To see paintings currently available for purchase, please visit my website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Coming up next~

Cherries, lemons, and more floral paintings! The cherries will be finished tomorrow. Yes, I still have to finish the large martini painting.....it is sitting in the corner and not very happy.

Check back again soon,

Torrie

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Bay Bridge ~ Last "Ripped Off" Entry~

The Bay Bridge
12" x 24"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
by
Torrie Smiley

San Fran Bay 2
by
Carissa Martos

This is my third entry into this year's Ripped Off show. This time I partnered with Carissa Martos. She had such a diverse and fabulous portfolio, it was difficult to select a piece to "rip". I finally decided on her San Fran Bay 2. I have not painted a bridge before, so this was definitely a challenge. Click here to visit here EBSQart gallery.


Thank you Carissa for giving me the opportunity to partner with you this year. It was so much fun and I can't wait for you to see the painting in person. Click here to see the entire "Ripped Off" Show at EBSQart.com.

The Bay Bridge was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped museum quality canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting was gifted to Carissa Martos. Prints of this painting can be purchased from Fine Art America.com.

Well, off to the next painting adventure~

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie