Friday, April 30, 2010

One Pepper, Two

I am so happy that the weekend is here! After a super busy week + trying to get over the worst sinus infection...Friday hasn't sounded this sweet in quite a while! I thought jalapeño peppers would be the perfect subject matter for this week - they do wonders for clearing out the sinuses!

3 x 3 in., oil on canvas
"Hot Stuff" after Sharon Shock

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bananas, Go

I loved painting these! I've included a recipe for yummy banana bread below - enjoy!

3 x 3 in., oil on canvas

Banana Bread
3 or 4 bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. With a wooden spoon, mix the butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4 x 8" loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Red Bell

Each time I see a bell pepper at the grocery store or as an ingredient in a recipe, I always think of Edward Weston's photograph, Pepper, 1930 - see here. I think it is intriguing because without reading the title first it is difficult to discern what the subject is at first glance. That said, I chose to depict my pepper in a more traditional and easy to recognize manner of representation. Happy Weekend!

3 x 3 in., oil on canvas

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Melon Slice

Tim thinks that cantaloupe should be called honeydew because they're honey in color...... I just call it melon :)

3 x 3 in., oil on canvas

Thursday, April 1, 2010

R is for Rabbit

My subject for this next painting is a classic icon that not only epitomizes the spirit of Easter, but also the coming of spring.

3 x 3 in., oil on canvas