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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