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
$59

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 for $59.00.  You can purchase from 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
~Sold~
 
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 has sold.

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 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Lazy Red Pear IV

 

The Lazy Red Pear IV
6" x  6"
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


Day 14~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta. 

I am so far behind, I just accepted that fact and moved on.....maybe I will have a chance to catch up later in the month.  

The Lazy Red Pear IV 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 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Green Pears III

 

Green Pears III
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~ 


Day 9~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta. 

Well, I think this weekend will be a good time to catch up~ I have several things started, I just need to pick up the pace! 

Green Pears 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.

Thank you for stopping by~

Torrie 




Monday, September 09, 2013

Pear XI



Pear XI
5" x 7" 
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~


Day 8~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Yes, I am still behind. This painting took longer than expected, so tomorrow is another day~  Hopefully, you are not tired of the pears.  There are other subjects to come - pigs, cows, chickens, cupcakes, nests, just to name a few~  I might throw in a pumpkin before the month is over.

Pear XI 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

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Fresh Red Pears and Lazy Green Pear


 

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

Day 7~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Lazy Green 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.


 

Fresh Red Pears
5" x  7"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Day 6~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Fresh Red 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 has sold.

Better late than never!  I am going to get caught up!  It is tough finding time to paint every day and work full time.  I couldn't do it without Kevin cleaning house and cooking~ 
I must admit I did spend time quality time with my loved ones this weekend instead of painting.  There was shopping, eating out, and martinis so much fun~  

Now back to painting~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Sunflower with Shadow

 

Sunflower with Shadow
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$49

Day 5~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Continuing with the Sunflowers.  I was pressed for time to stay caught up and still work on the larger still life sunflower painting.  One of my sunflowers took a dive and had to be separated from the others.  When I put it off to the side in a small bottle, I noticed a cute shadow.  I thought this would look good on canvas and painting was born.

Sunflower with Shadow 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 for $49.00.  You can purchase from my Etsy.com store.

Tonight, I am having dinner with friends, so I might get a day behind, but I will catch up on Friday night!

Thanks for stopping by~ 


Torrie

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Sunflower II


Sunflower II
6" x  6" 
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Day 4~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Continuing with the Sunflowers.  I am working at painting more loosely. This went a bit crazy,  but I love how the wild brush strokes on the dark canvas turned out.  I had purchased several small black canvas and I think this was a really great start to the sunflower painting. 

Sunflowers 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.


This painting has sold.

The next sunflower painting is larger and is a complete arrangement in a vase.  I don't think it will be finished by Day 5, but we will see!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie


Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Half-Corked, Day Three ~

 

Half-Corked
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Gessobord
~Sold~

Day 3 ~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

I have had this painting in my head and this half corked bottle for sometime.  Finally sat down and painted.
I love the way it turned out!

Half-corked 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 has sold.

Up next, another sunflower....and then maybe a landscape!

Thank you for stopping by~

Torrie

Monday, September 02, 2013

Day 2 ~ Sunflower I


 

Sunflower I
6" x  6" 
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Day 2 ~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

I don't paint sunflowers very often.  I saw a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers at the market and decided it was time!  Look for several paintings of the flower throughout the month~



Sunflowers I 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 am off to a good start~  looking forward to 28 more days of paintings~

Thank you for stopping by~

Torrie



Sunday, September 01, 2013

Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days is BACK!!


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

It's that time againg!  Leslie is doing it again~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in September  ~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.  I tried in January and didn't make it~  If at first you don't succeed......

This is the first painting~ 

I always start with pears.  They are familiar and I love painting them.  Next, is sunflowers.   I bought a bouquet of sunflowers, I have never painted them and they will be my next adventure~  There will be paintings of all shapes, sizes, and compositions.  One down, 29 to go~

Another Green 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.

Check back for day two and sunflowers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Torrie

Monday, August 26, 2013

Southwest Pear II


Southwest Pear II
16" x  20"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Thank you everyone for your patience~ It has been so long since I have painted.  Hopefully, my noncreative "dry spell" is over!  I started back with the familiar, a new pear painting.  I have a studio full of blank canvas that needs paint!  Onward and upward~

Southwest Pear 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.  

This painting has sold.

Now, off to paint!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Scout

 
The Scout
24" x 30"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Yes, I have been gone forever!  I think this is the longest time I have gone without painting.  Trying to get back into the groove and find my inspiration again.  This is a large nest painting I did for myself, hopefully, it will break my slump and give me the boost I need to get back to work!

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

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

Torrie


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Robin's Three Eggs VII

 

Robin's Three Eggs VII
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Robin's Three Eggs VII 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.

Time to get commissions finished up~  more fun painting later~

Thanks for stopping by,

Torrie


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Day at the Beach III

 

Day at the Beach III
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Day at the Beach 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.  I don't often paint with a knife....to me, it is like frosting a cake, and I get hungry~ HA!  I had a commission request for this painting, so I completed an extra one for the online stores.

This painting has sold.

Where have I been!  I am still working on commissions and sneaking in a few fun paintings on the side.   I am having so much trouble with that time management thing......The weather is too nice to stay inside, but there is so much that needs to be done~  the house is a mess, the dogs need a bath, and I bought new hydrangeas that need to be planted....well, tomorrow is another day!

Thanks for stopping by~  

Torrie




Monday, May 06, 2013

Facebook Page


Today with Leslie Saeta ~ ~ Leslie Saeta's 30 Marketing Ideas in 30 Days.  We were to make a "Badge".  I made one for my Facebook Page~

Click the "Like Me" badge above to visit my Facebook Page.  This is where the fun happens!  New paintings, in-progress paintings, and random artist stuff ends up on this page.

Stop by for a visit~

Torrie

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Pears!

 

Pears!


Today we were asked to make a collage of some of our paintings currently available for purchase.  I selected my pear paintings for a very special reason.  It all started with pears.  About ten years ago, I decided to follow my dream of being a painter.  I started painting pears.  Pears in all shapes and colors~ loose and impressionistic, sometimes more realistic, but always colorful!  Whenever I am away from painting for any length of time or lose my inspiration to paint, I paint a pear.  It sparks my energy and gets me back into the artistic groove.  For this reason, there will always be pears.  Short fat ones, tall skinny ones, but always colorful!  ~ Interestingly, I don't eat pears...I think they taste bad~  HA!

These paintings are all available for purchase and can be found at my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Tomorrow is another painting day~  I will be painting grapes, lemons, limes.....and maybe a pear!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie



Thursday, May 02, 2013

Playing with Leslie!

 

Fresh Orange III
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Claybord
~Sold~

It's that time again.  Time to play with Leslie Saeta!  She has a new challenge and I am going to participate as much as possible.  This challenge is all about marketing~ Leslie Saeta's 30 Marketing Ideas in 30 Days.  We are to post an older unsold work that is one of our favorites.   I have loved Fresh Orange III since the day I painted it.  This is one of the first paintings I completed using Ampersand Claybord.  

Fresh Orange III was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality Ampersand Claybord. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish. 

This painting has sold.

Well, now off to bed~ tomorrow and the weekend I will be working on commissions.  I will post pictures of the finished paintings~

Thanks for stopping by~ 

Torrie