Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What Is Christmas?

It is tenderness for the past, 
courage for the present, 
hope for the future. 
It is a fervent wish that every cup may 
overflow with blessings rich and eternal, 
and that every path may lead to peace. 
-Agnes Pharo

Merry Christmas From The Painted Petal

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Penticton Peaches

Penticton is famous for summer orchard fruit. I finished this oil of the peaches this past Summer. One of my students, Joanne Unruh, had taken a great photograph and let me use it as subject matter. This oil is stunning in real life. Everyone says you can practically feel the peach fuzz. It turned out to be a favorite...I will have a hard time parting with it.

Penticton Peaches, 20 x 20, $800

Life Is Just A Bowl of ....

Cherry Bowl, 16 x 20, $800

This is the finished oil original, from the inspirational photograph taken last summer in the Okanagan at the Lazy Dog Vineyard.