Monday, January 27, 2014

Limes and Caiprinihas

Today through tomorrow we have a wind chill warning in Indiana with a forecast of -17 tonight!  When I lived in Brazil January and February were the months we went to the beaches to relax, enjoy the sun, the good company, good food and the national drink, Caiprinhas.  Caiprinhas are made from limes, sugar and cachaca and you only drink one!  If I can't have a caiprinha on the beach I can paint the limes and dream of the warm beaches.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Teapot with Sunflowers

Indiana surveyed the winter storm, but just barely!  Today is another pretty winter day, but a cold winter day.  I thought the teapot with some sunflowers would put some sunshine in the day!  There was nothing easy about this little painting.  It's an  8" x 6" oil painting and the teapot was my challenge.

I have an art class every Tuesday and after class we always go to lunch.  One our favorite places is a spot on Michigan Road in Zionsville, Indiana.  The cafe also has an antique shop of which some items are antiques and other items are just fun things to purchase.  I bought this teapot about three months ago and decided with all the snow and ice it would be a good time to set up a still life!  I have one more still life with this teapot and I hope to finish it by today.  Tomorrow I leave for San Jose, California to visit my son, daughter in law and their mountain baby.  A week in the Santa Cruz mountains sounds like fun and a nice winter break.  I'm  taking some nice shiny sparkling pink tennis shoes for the mountain baby.  I'm sure they will be a big hit!