Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ginger Jar 8 x 10 on Panel

My aunt had given this ginger jar to my grandmother years ago and then sent it to me recently. After taking Robert Johnson's workshop I read his book again and found that he had the same ginger jar in his paintings. The ginger jar must have been popular in Virginia because that is where Robert and my aunt live. A few weeks ago I was looking at one of the art magazines and had seen that Elizabeth Robbins had one and also another artist. Boy, is that thing popular. I can believe it because its fantastic to paint. It has such an old look about it. My aunt told me that originally when she bought the ginger jar it had candy in it. You would never have guessed that the way everyone paints it. Thank you Aunt Judy for the ginger jar. I will be painting it again.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Neighbors 9 x 12 on Panel

There are all kinds of neighbors. When you are a child your neighborhood friends in many cases become lifetime friends. As you get older it seems as though neighbors come and go and you lose touch with them. I am lucky in that I have many childhood friends that were all my neighbors. They were as important to me then as they are now. One of my childhood friends brought me dinner over this weekend after my surgery. Gail Clarke's website is . Gail does catering for parties, weddings, tennis teams and meals for families. She is one of my first childhood neighbors. Even though we lost touch for years we ran into each other somewhere and our friendship picked back up where we had left it. I am so fortunate to have wonderful friends from childhood, school and friends I have met along the way. Thank you for all of your support and friendship.