Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Original Oil Painting
8" x 10"
I painted this kitty as a commissioned piece for a little girl in memory of her Akiko.  It really warms my heart when children love animals. 
Well, Beatrice and I have been painting out of the art studio again...more walls and CEILINGS!
I am going to put forth some effort to rein in this ceiling painting passion of mine as 'less is always more' in all art forms.  It is not going to be easy; maybe just one more ceiling!
I agonized over this color.  After many trips to the paint store resulting in of course a useless extra gallon of paint, I settled on this cool blue and I love it.  I also used satin paint.  I hesitated because I thought satin would show more brush strokes.  Not so.  I actually think it shows less brush strokes than the ceiling I painted with a flat finish.  Since this is a foyer, I wanted the shine from above.
All art is from Sharon Rose Smith Fine Art.   

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Still Life

Silver Still Life
Original Oil Painting
14" x  18"
  The process for a still life is much more difficult than I had anticipated. I thought one simply gathered a bunch of favorite things.  No! In the end, I had close to 100 images of these items in all sorts of arrangements. 
The painting hangs in my living room and was the reason behind a big project for me and my assistant, Beatrice.


We decided that the wall color was dated and did nothing to show off the art in the room.  So, first we went through the arduous process of choosing the new color.  Beatrice is seen here keeping me on task.
Beatrice supervised the entire process.... sometimes with her eyes wide shut.
Have you ever painted a ceiling a color other than white?  This is a first for me and I love the effect!
The room has a warm glow in all light. The new wall color pops all the art in the room.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Turkey Ducks

6" x 6"
Original Oil Painting
On Museum Quality Painting
I was introduced to these ducks in Charleston. I was immediately fascinated.  Aren't they cute?  I was told they were 'turkey ducks'.  What better time than just before Thanksgiving to paint them!