Monday, November 17, 2014

Silver Creamer with Strawberry


"Silver Pitcher with Strawberry", oil, 5 x 7"


     My daughters and I filled this silver creamer with fresh cream, arranged a plate of strawberries, and drank tea from great, great aunt Martha Wozniak's Aberdeen china to watch the first two seasons of Downton Abbey.  We left the series at the end of Season Two because we wanted Mary and Matthew, after that romantic whirl in the gently falling snow, to live happily ever after. And so they did.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pumpkin Top

"Pumpkin Top", oil, 5 x 7"


     This mini-white pumpkin is perched atop my favorite tea cup.  My friend Gladys Mitchell has a teacup just like mine.  Her brave teacup survived a house fire that damaged most of her belongings. After the fire, her cup still sat prettily perched atop her fireplace in the midst of a shockingly soot covered room.  


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Washington Crossing Village House

"Washington Crossing Village House", oil, 8 x 10" 


   This house sits near the Washington Pavilion at the far end
of the tourist village in Washington Crossing Park on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River.  In early November autumn's colors are still bright but brittle, crackle underfoot, wrap the house a halo of pale gold. I painted in the company of my Shetland Sheepdog and the Artsbridge River Rats.