Maraschino Madness

This is a third painting in my cocktail condiment series!  Cheery cherries!  Makes me want a cocktail.  Like the  olives and  citrus slices , this was done in acrylic on board  24″x36″.

All three are now available as a blank note card.  $3.00 each.  Contact me if interested in cards or this available painting.

Cherries

 

This was the inspiration!  Juicy, deliciousness!!

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Starlight Window

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Another view of Poco’s in Portsmouth.  I’m obsessed with storefronts and old buildings especially with nice old brick with patina. Portsmouth has brick everywhere.  I added the folding chair.  Maybe a bouncer sits there, or me waiting to get a table!

acrylic on 8×10 panel            $150(unframed)

Bow Street Beauty at Poco’s

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This  is a working title for this latest painting done in acrylic.  Not sure the title is going to stick but it’s a good start.  This is another Portsmouth store front.  It is actually a restaurant named Poco’s Bow Street Cantina in a beautiful old brick building. Between the old brick, the pediments, and the hanging starlights in the window I was intrigued.

Acrlyic on 8×10 panel              $150 (unframed)

The Evolution of a Lime

I decided to make another painting a la Olive Progression and wanted to do something fun that wasn’t exactly the same repeated image. I chose to go with slices of citrus fruits – lime, lemon, and orange – for a colorful palette with a little more detail.

Step one - basecoat

Step 1- Base coat

Step 2 - Placement design. Cutouts of the slices to give me an idea of where to place each colored fruit.

Step 2 – Placement design. Cutouts of the slices help give me an idea of where to place each colored fruit.

Step 3 - Let the painting begin! Basecoat colors for the slices.

Step 3 – Let the painting begin! Base coat colors for the slices.

Step 4 - Starting in on the texture detail.

Step 4 – Starting in on the texture detail.

Step 5 - Adding more detail.

Step 5 – Adding more detail.

Step 6 - Looking more like a lime...

Step 6 – Looking more like a lime…

Step 7 - Finished lime!

Step 7 – Finished lime!

Step 7 - All done! Makes me want a cocktail!

All done! Makes me want a cocktail!

Olive progression

This is a commissioned piece for a bar in Hampton. These three pictures show the progression of  painting olives. The undercoated olives are in yellow. I then base coated the olives in various shades of green.  Then the final painting of the juicy olives.  What can I say, “olive painting”!

Under coat (first step) in yellow.

Under coat (first step) in yellow.

Base coat in green.

Base coat in green.

Finished olives!

Finished olives!