Friday, July 9, 2010

CHERRIES


















Cherries
5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.8cm)
oil on canvas
$125 plus $15.95 shipping and handling in the US
E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.

What a difference a day makes! Thank you so much for your support, I'm a whiner, I know. But yin and yang, up and down, back and forth...a creative spurt is guaranteed to be followed by a depressing drought, it's law. One must rest the muse or she'll bolt. Thankfully, this was a short rest.

Speaking of drought, it's about time for some rain here, it's like a sauna out there. I actually had to put the camera in a plastic bag and let it sit outside the air conditioned bedroom for a bit before I could shoot this painting. Then I had to reverse the process before I could download the shots! It probably wasn't all that bad, but better to be safe than sorry, condensation can kill a camera.

I actually did another daily today thanks to RookiePainter.com! I loved the reference photo. I think I've been working on too many larger canvases, which isn't a bad thing, it just takes a lot longer so I give myself the impression that I'm not producing enough.

Then there's the clutter. I was strolling through the living room on the way upstairs yesterday and realized there were boxes, stacks of magazines and books, canvases, paints and just general stuff, all spilling out of my store room and studio. So basically my job has taken over the house. I heard myself complain about himself not picking up after himself and I instantly shrunk! It took me a good half hour to make it up the stairs I was so small.

I have a lot of tidying to do. Enjoy the weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.

19 comments:

  1. I'm not just taking over the house, I've TAKEN over the house. Well, at least the entire downstairs anyway. So, don't feel too bad. Your little cherries here are beautiful and quite succulent looking. My mouth waters... I'll try to stay away from your camera. :-P

    -Don

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  2. Gorgeous ripe cherries! Your words remind me of similar thoughts I have about this place.

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  3. Love these luscious cherries and the way the light from the table cloth bounces in the reflections.

    Laughing at you...the incredible shrinking woman trying to climb the stairs. :))))

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  4. I love these cherries! I also looked at this challenge thinking it would be fun to paint. I also have things everywhere in my studio. I am afraid to paint anything bigger because there is nowhere to store it. :)

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  5. Yummy cherries! Nice highlights.

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  6. Cherry season just ended in my part of the world (sigh).

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  7. Love the beautiful cherry painting...and your other work as well. I can certianly relate to all of the above - space,spurts,droughts,etc.- oh, the artist's life....Look forward to more.

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  8. "half an hour to make it up the stairs, you were so small..." hahahaaha! Cracked me up.
    I wanted to say also I find the peppers below especially magnificent.

    Hello Poubles! I'm glad you're letting your mom paint, these days.

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  9. Those cherries look so rich and tasty yum yum!

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  10. love your painting, you inspired me to submit to that blog! you have such a great eye for color!!

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  11. Great post, Suzanne! I think it resonated with a lot of us! :-)

    Love your painting! The reds are so intense and beautiful. Yummy, luscious cherries.

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  12. I can just imagine what it would be like to eat one of those cherries, all juicy and sweet. Yummy painting, glad to hear you are feeling better. Life's a bowl of cherries!

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  13. 一個人就像一個分數,他的實際才能是分子,他對自己的評價是分母。分母越大,則分數的價值越小。..................................................

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  14. Don't know what I can say that has not already been said many times...your talent blows me away. I simply stand in awe of everything you do!

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  15. such a pretty rendering of the cherries pic! and yes re clutter - i spent 6 months de-cluttering the house (really!) in order to have the room for my studio!

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  16. Thank you so much everyone. I'm not sure of blog etiquette and think it only respectful that I thank each one of you individually here, but for now I must thank you as a group as I'm pressed for the time I need to do this right. I hope you'll understand and forgive me. Your comments are so helpful and supportive and I appreciate them all more than I can say.

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  17. The reds are so rich in this one, Suzanne!

    -Dean

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