Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Madonna

I can't think of a more fitting subject to paint this time of year -- but to be honest, the Madonna is my favorite subject of all regardless of the time of year. I never know what style I'm going to paint her - impressionistic, old-world, modern, Day of the Dead -- but regardless of the style, I so love painting her. My favorite way is in an old-world style, on wood, it is so remnant of the masters and results in such a deeply religious look.

Here are some samples of recent and past works. The two old-world examples recently sold out of the Casitas Del Pueblo gallery in Whittier CA. The 3rd, I painted for my daughter -- Madonna as a young girl, virginal, precious.

Enjoy, and once again -- Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Royal Christmas Holiday

It's Christmas-time -- I can't believe it's here already! So, time to get into my holiday crafting mode! Since one of my specialties is crowns, all this time I'd never created crowns with a Christmas theme. I've always loved the Christmas colors, and how beautiful red and green and gold, and all the others, how they all look together. So, I thought I'd make some holiday crowns and make it a Royal Christmas!!

Can't you just see them as tree toppers? ! :-) Take a look at the photos -- I really loved doing them. These all sold (darn! I so wanted one or two for myself) at the Grove Flea Market in Irvine (one of my previous blogs talks about it -- maybe I'll see you there?? :-). But if you're interested, send me an email at -- I'd love to do a "made to order" just for you!!

From my family to yours, sincere wishes for a safe and most Happy Holiday Season!!