Sunday, December 16, 2012

More Georgia Peaches


More Georgia Peaches
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

I often paint the same composition more than once using different colors and styles.  I really like the way this one turned out using the lighter background.

More Georgia Peaches 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.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Pear on Peach

 

Pear on Peach
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

It was the first really cold day of the season and I realized how much I wanted the warm weather back.... I painted something peachy and light to remind me of Summer~

Pear on Peach 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.

I really enjoyed painting with the peach color and I am going to paint a group of peaches next~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie


Friday, December 14, 2012

Cupcake 005

 
Cupcake 005
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


I generally do not take commissions, but I do take suggestions.  I was asked to paint another cupcake similar to Cupcake 001.  This is it~  More cupcakes to come soon.

Cupcake 005 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.

So little time, so much to do!  I have to work in time to Christmas shop.  I am so bad about waiting to the last minute!

Tomorrow~  Pear on Peach.

After that Peaches, then a complicated teapot painting~

Check back again soon,

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Drunk Daisies


Drunk Daisies
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Claybord
~Sold~

This is a painting I have wanted to do for some time and just got around to it~  The joys of college-age children....Kevin was given flowers for his birthday from Taylor.....in a Jagermeister bottle.  They looked so cute sitting on the bar I knew it had to be a painting.

Drunk Daisies was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Claybord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


This painting has sold.

I have finished the large commissioned nest painting and now just painting for fun...kind of.  I have been asked to paint more cupcakes, so that is coming up next.  I will be painting a portrait by the end of the week....yes, I don't do that much, but this one is for a DailyPaintworks Challenge.  

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pear with Caramel

 

Pear with Caramel
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Claybord
Available for Purchase
$59

Thank you Gayle for the inspiration photo. She sent me a pear photo and I loved it.  Thought I would give it a try~ I love the way it turned out.  

Pear with Caramel was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Claybord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


This painting is currently available for purchase for $59.00. You can purchase from my Etsy.com store.

I am almost finished with large commissioned nest painting.  It is so hard to have enough time to paint with good natural light when the sun goes down so early.   

I have a small still life using my flow blue china and lemons.  I am almost finished with the Daisy painting.....so much to do....so little sunlight!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie




Friday, November 23, 2012

My Orchid

 

My Orchid
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Claybord
~Sold~

My orchid is about to bloom!! I have waited three years for this plant to sprout~  and the kids say I have no patience.  I am so excited~  In honor of my impending blooms, I painted orchids from reference photos from earlier blooms.

My Orchid was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Claybord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


This painting has sold.

On a business note, I now have "Direct Checkout" at my Etsy.com store.  I also accept Etsy Gift Certificates in my store~

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I have ate way too much food!  

Thank you for stopping by~

Torrie

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Spring Nest II

 

The Spring Nest II
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

This is my entry in the Nibblefest Art Contest ~ a themed art contest beginning on the 20th of each month.  

This month's theme is "Nature".  

Please be sure to search for NFAC to see more great entries, each starting at just $0.99


Click HERE to bid on this painting in the Nibblefest~

The Spring Nest II 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.

I participate in the Nibblefest when time permits and I can think of something to paint~  Next month the theme is Mushrooms.  Hopefully, if the inspiration hits me, I will participate again.

Next up~ a daisy still life, more pears, and finishing up the commissioned nest painting.

Thank you for stopping by~

Torrie

Monday, November 19, 2012

Crazy Pear

 

Crazy Pear
8" x 10"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Textured Claybord
Available for Purchase
$79

Crazy Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Textured Claybord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


This painting is currently available for purchase $79.00. You can purchase from my Etsy.com store.


I have finished my entry for the Nibblefest that begins on eBay tomorrow....just in time!  This month's theme is nature and I painted a new bird nest painting.  Check back tomorrow evening~

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Nest Garden

 

The Nest Garden
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Gessobord
Available for Purchase
$35.00, plus shipping

This is a small study of a larger commissioned painting that I am working on~

The Nest Garden was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Gessobord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


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.

So much to do, so little time ~ back to painting!

Thanks for stopping by!

Torrie

Monday, November 12, 2012

Bing Cherries

 

Bing Cherries
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Bing Cherries 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.

So much to do, so little time.  It is that time of year again, birthdays, Thanksgiving, then Christmas then more birthdays~ working some painting time in on the side!

Check back again tomorrow~

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie




Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pumpkin

 

Pumpkin
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Pumpkin 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.

Having such a good time painting again~ working on a large commissioned nest painting, and a few small paintings on the side.  Check back again tomorrow for another new painting.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie


Saturday, November 10, 2012

A new painting! Vitamin C


Vitamin C
5" x 7" 
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Gessobord
~Sold~

Vitamin C was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Gessobord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


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.

It is so nice to be back painting.  Feeling better everyday and almost back to my old self.  Still have trouble at times finding words.  But, I knew a lot of words and it is just taking time for my brain to reload all of them~

There will be a new painting tomorrow and the next day and the next day~ 

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Where the hell have I been~

 


I think I'm back.....

I had been suffering with cold/allergy symptoms for weeks.  Finally, after trying everything in the drug store, I saw my physician for what had turned into bronchitis/asthma.  I was given a steroid shot and a Medrol Dosepak of steroid to follow which cleared up the coughing and sinus.  Then all hell broke loose.

It seems I developed steroid psychosis which basically means I went nuts!  After a brief stay in the hospital and brain scans to make sure the drugs had not fried my brain, I am slowly getting back to "me" (you notice I did not say normal HA!).  I continue to improve daily on what should take a few weeks to fully recover.  If I had known there was even a remote chance this could occur, I would have never taken the medication.

I have repeatedly asked my family, "did you not notice I was crazy~ why didn't you say something".  They said they tried and I was too mean.  For the record, Kevin is a saint and the love of my life.  Putting up with me when I am at my best can be difficult, and he managed when I was not a very nice person.  It was sweet when he told the doctor something is wrong, she doesn't paint.  He knows the "real me" would paint in my sleep if I could.  

Today, I am getting back to painting.  I will be painting all week and will be posting new paintings in the stores by the weekend.  I am working on a large commissioned piece I am anxious to finish.

Thanks for stopping by and continuing to support my art adventures~

Torrie

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Avocado with Bell Pepper

 

Avocado with Bell Pepper
5" x  7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Aquabord
~Sold~

Avocado with Bell Pepper was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Aquabord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


This painting has sold.

I have been battling allergies for weeks!  I have tried everything and Claritin seems to be working the best.  So glad when this is over.  Not feeling well zaps your creative energy.  I am still working on the rooster painting, I am painting what strikes the creative urge until I feel better.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie



Tuesday, October 09, 2012

A Simple Pear

 

A Simple Pear
6"  x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

A Simple 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 has sold.

Still fighting a cold....might have to actually go to the doctor~ maybe tomorrow.  Almost done with the rooster painting.  

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie


Sunday, October 07, 2012

Lemons with Hydrangea

 

Lemons with Hydrangea
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Gessobord
~Sold~

So I grabbed the two lemons out of the fridge and told Kevin he could do without them for a couple of days.  The vase is really a soap dispenser, the top broke and I almost threw it away....until I stuck a flower in it~  and it became a painting!

Lemons with Hydrangea was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Gessobord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


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.

Now off to paint a pear...maybe then a rooster!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Strawberries and Grapes


Strawberries and Grapes
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Gessobord
Available for Purchase
$59

I can remember the girls coming in the kitchen, seeing a bowl of fruit and saying "Can we eat this or are you going to paint it"....the memories.... I starting bringing the food home from the Farmer's market and taking quick reference photos before the kids came in and the fruit disappeared.  I have had this reference photo around for a while and finally got brave enough to give it a try....grapes are not easy!
Well, I am very happy with way it turned out and slowing conquering my fear of grapes...HA!

Strawberries and Grapes was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Gessobord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.

This painting is currently available for purchase for $59.00. You can purchase from my Etsy.com store.

Now off to paint flowers maybe...but lemons will be involved....there are two in the 'fridge~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Red Tulips

 

Red Tulips
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Gessobord
~Sold~

Time for a change from pears to flowers~

Red Tulips was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Gessobord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


This painting has sold.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Seeing Red

 

Seeing Red
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Gessobord
~Sold~

It is so nice to be back to painting~  

Seeing Red was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Gessobord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.


This painting has sold.

Tomorrow~ Tulips!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pear Duet


Pear Duet
6" x  6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~
I love painting pears!

Pear Duet 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.

It is so nice to be back to painting.  I am currently working on another pear painting and a new tulip painting.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I'm Back! Bananas II ~ New painting, finally~


 

Bananas II
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Aquabord
~Sold~

Finally back to painting!

I started by recreating one of my favorite paintings.  I always like to start with the familiar after taking a long break from painting.  I am very pleased with the way this one turned out.

Bananas II was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Aquabord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. This painting can be slipped into a frame or placed on a small easel.  

This painting sold in my Etsy.com store before I had time to post on my blog.  It was a nice welcome back from my painting hiatus.


 

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Wright

No more sewing, centerpieces, and last minute details.  Courtney and Seth's wedding was just perfect.  Now, back to the real world.  Look for a new pear painting tomorrow~ hopefully, will get to paint on a regular basis for while~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie