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Painted My Apple

Pare Down Your Apple, Oil, 5 x 5 inches, $ 20.00
I decided to start my work week with the Daily Paintworks challenge: "Pare down your apple".  My apple is close to being applesauce because it is on the old side.  I might make some apple crisp later as temperatures are once again in the low 40's.  I have to cover my strawberry plants on a very high risk of frost.
The goal of the challenge is to paint an apple with as few brushstrokes as possible.  I could have stopped sooner into the process, but fell to temptation to adjust this... and than that  -.Brande    

Thrown Pot

Thrown Pot, 6 x 8 inches, Oil  $50.00  This is a pot I got from a fine art and craft show more than 10 years ago.  Probably a neighbor artisan who was a potter..  I love all manor of pottery, especially when the potter mixes the glazes from chemicals and not resort to commercial glazes.  - Brande

Daisies in Blue

Daisies in Blue, 5 x 7 inches, oil,  $ 50. 
Another group of daisies in another creamer found on a consignment shop treasure hunt.  I used to collect creamers and tea pots until I ran out of space.  I'm pleased with the brush work for the daisies and also feel success with the high glaze on the creamer. - Brande

Glass Chicken

Glass Chicken, 4 x 4 inches, oil on board, $ 25.
I fell in love with this little guy two years ago when I took my granddaughter to the Corning Glass Museum.  The price was right and he came home with me all wrapped up nicely and tucked inside a gift bag.
I decided to paint him yesterday and so enjoyed doing so.  I put some happy flakes around him.  He's been a very good chicken and easy to keep as he's only about 2 inches tall.  - Brande

Daisy & Creamer

Daisy & Creamer, 4" x 4" oil on board, $ 30.00


Happy to be painting today.  My back went out Saturday and needless to say, I could not sit or stand up for very long.  The most unfortunate consequence is that I could not CLEAN MY HOUSE...can you imagine that!






   This is a cropped close-up so you can see some of the brushwork. - Brande



Paint your Doughnut

4" x 4" oil on board.  $ 40.00.  This is a DPW weekly challenge that was a treat to paint and eat.  I only ate the 1/2 doughnut under the one decorated for St. Patty's Day.


It is good to be painting again.  Last week, I was with my granddaughter and really couldn't paint.  Earlier this week, I was working on my major Adirondack Black Bear painting.  I plan to return to that painting tomorrow.


Woke up with a horrific migraine at 5 am this morning and happy to be able to do anything.  Thank God for medicine that works most of the time!