apples

Quinces & Apple, 8 x 8 inches

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Quinces and Apple

When I purchased these quinces from a local farmer's market, the guy tending the stall said that it was a rare person who knew what quinces were and who so determinedly made a selection of them, so he wanted to know what I was going to make with them.

I smiled, probably a little sheepishly, and said I was an artist and planned to use them in a still-life painting because I liked their shape and form.

Though maybe I will make this quince paste, and serve it with my favorite manchango cheese...

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
Framed painting: $400.00 starting bid + S&H

{14" x 14" (35.6 x 35.6 cm) with frame}

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This is a painting from my Bountiful Observations series, with 25% of the net proceeds of each sale being donated to the American Horticultural Society.

Heirloom Apple {a daily painting}

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Heirloom Apple

{7" x 5" (17.8 x 12.7 cm) – oil on linen panel}
SOLD

Painting a still life is an opportunity to celebrate the fleeting quality of life by taking the time to slow down and absorb the qualities of the object in front of me. I love how when working on a particular painting, at that moment, I am totally in the present. My senses are focused on the goal of understanding what I see, and deciding how I want to convey my impressions in paint.

Hopefully sharing my sense of wonder and delight along the way, and inspiring you to occasionally slow down and absorb what it is you see and have in your life.

Heirloom Apples

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Heirloom Apples

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
SOLD

Hello,

I am getting a late start this week, running behind a bit, and trying to catch my breadth after a VERY busy weekend. Saturday's Art on the Avenue arts festival was a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who came out and introduced themselves, it was fun getting to meet everyone in person.

Another fun aspect of the arts festival is that this painting of the apples was purchased by a nice couple first thing in the morning. I hope they enjoy owning it. These apples were picked at River Farm, they have an orchard of heirloom apples (the species has not been identified) of beautiful and tasty apples that make great cider and applesauce. Naomi and I dropped by one sunny morning and brought home about 10 apples, so far they have not made it into the kitchen because they are too lovely and I want to capture the simple beauty of these not quite perfect apples...

{14" x 14" (35.6 x 35.6 cm) with frame}
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This is a painting from my Bountiful Observations series, with 25% of the net proceeds of each sale being donated to the American Horticultural Society.

Daisies and Apple, 8 x 8 inches

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Daisies and a Granny Smith Apple

One of the pleasures related to painting is the opportunity it affords to slow down and really absorb, with intention, the object in front of me.  Providing the opportunity to appreciate and revel in life, finding beauty in the objects that populate my world.

My goal as an artist is to also share this experience with you, creating paintings that cross over and maybe speak to you.  Encouraging you to find a moment to be still, to feel the wonder and love in your life.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday,

Liz

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
Framed painting: $550.00 + S&H

{14" x 14" (35.6 x 35.6 cm) with frame}

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This is a painting from my Bountiful Observations series, with 25% of the net proceeds of each sale being donated to the American Horticultural Society.