Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Still Life

"Red and Juicy"
7" x 12" acrylic and collage on canvas
available in my Etsy shop here

Hi everyone! Here's a new still life I just finished last Friday. It started out as sort of a wimpy pastel-y kind of thing...and ended up being quite a bit bolder than I anticipated. I rarely use dark backgrounds so this is a little different for me. Let me know what you think.

On another note...a very big THANK YOU to all of you who voted for Miss Maisie to be in the top 10 for the Mutt Lynch Label Competition. She didn't make it this time...but was so happy to be involved in the process. Congrats to all who did make it...especially to my friend, Christine Throckmorton. Her entry was amazing...I loved it!

The winner of the contest will be chosen today so stay tuned to Moira's blog for the big announcement. Good luck!


Ruth Welter said...

Ow I love this one Linda...strawberries are my favorite summer fruit. Chris and I have been eating them every night after dinner...a nice healthy dessert. Yours are mouth watering.


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Linda,
I like your strawberries.
Red, plump and juicy.


Thank you so much for the mention in your post today! So kind and generous of you, as always! I didn't win, either, but I too enjoyed the process. And I ended up with a piece that I'm proud I'm sure you are, too.

And I LOVE these strawberries. They look good enough to eat. I really like the dark, rich background. It reminds me of chocolate....So now I'm craving chocolate-covered strawberries.

Thanks again! XOXO,

Amy C Evans said...

Oooh! I love these strawberries! And I love the dark background, too! So different for you. More, more, MORE!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi linda!
oh i just love this painting! it is amazing. the dark background is perfect. it is inviting and dramatic at the same time!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
I like this painting! I like the dark colors. Very nice!


Manon Doyle said...

Love this new piece! I do like the darker colors! I'd love to see more!
Sorry that your label didn't win.. Maisie was the hands down winner for me!

NeereAnDear said...

FAB painting!! I LOVE the dark background.... the strawberries just need some whipped cream and I will take.. a HUGE bite out of them..

Seems I have missed quite a bit congrats to PJ's favorite buddy for having her portrait done for a wine lable no less.... and we are proud of her even if she didnt make it to the finals....

AND CONGRATS!!! On the Somerset studio piece!! Wow you have been a busy bee...


Jonna said...

lovin the berries....they are my favorite thing of summer

Susan Tuttle said...

Those strawberries look good enough to eat -- I just ate some super fresh, juicy ones today -- after taking photos of them first, of course:)

beautiful work!

Sue said...

Hi Linda...I have been MIA for awhile and have missed your wonderful art work...I love this piece and I do really like that dark background...Hope your doing well and enjoying the summer...I have heard your weather is really nice out there in Colorado...Here in Atlanta it's not even July and we have hit 100 already!!

Rebecca said...

Very pretty. Love the surprise pattern peeking in on bottom left.