Sometimes I am rolling apples or onions around on a kitchen table to catch the light from the window just so.
Lately I have borrowed little ship models from friends. Here is a sweet example:
What adorable little lures! I have a small painting laid out with these swimming by the little schooner.
Finished are two paintings of another ship model.
Glare on both of these photos makes the very dark backgrounds look much lighter. The one above is on indigo while the one below is a rich chocolate.
The beautiful frames are from Andy Ybarra.
A buy on eBay brought me this adorable ship in a bottle, not old, an advertising piece for a rum company in the 1990's. This is the schooner Bluenose out of Nova Scotia. A well known older hooked rug pattern of the Bluenose is one of my all time favorites.
This popular pattern was made in a number of sizes, Sandy has a large lovely old one hooked to a glory!
Nautical hooked rugs are among my favorite things.
The bonnets from friend Jean's collection shown below date mid 19th century. A painting of these may be titled "Conversation'.
You can see I am having a good time these days. I have lately been offered very nice representation for my paintings on Main Street in Fredericksburg, and am honored. It is a town full of art and people who appreciate it. At present I am surely painting for enjoyment, but on the other hand these paintings are stacking up down the hall on the floor and some of them will have to go somewhere! Not sure just how to move on this yet. My little ones are easy to sell and send and are not stacking up. When I have more of them I can offer them on this site. Some of the larger ones will have to go in a gallery soon. Shipping them would be a bear. edyth