Artist's Statement: A few years ago a marvelous travel agent booked my husband and me into the Drake Hotel in London, where the service and staff (and lack of elevators) recall the Edwardian era. Each evening, we placed our order for the following morning's breakfast. Each morning, two waiters would appear, each carrying a large and very full platter whose contents would nourish us throughout the day. I told my husband, "I want to live here." Oil on Linen 16 x 20 in Never wor
Artist's Statement: Like Tuesday's posting, this painting recalls a meal in a Jerusalem cafe'. I like the contrast of colors - the green and the variegated yellow. Also, note the border of olive oil rimming the hummus. A good sign of good hummus. Oil on Wood Panel 7.5 x 7.5 in Was pita invited to pair with hummus, or hummus with pita? The answer is lost in the mists of time, like the venerable chicken-egg conundrum. (unattributed) The emotive power of hummus all over the Midd
Artist's Statement: Since I first started working as an artist (initially in charcoal only), I have been fascinated with the interplay among glass, liquids, lights and shadows. In this painting, the key contrasts for me are among the dark beer, the light "head," the slightly frosted sides of the mug and the mug's translucent base. I acknowledge that reasonable people may disagree as to whether dark beer is a natural high. Oil on Wood Panel 20 x 16 in In wine there is wisdom,
Artist's Statement: When I was growing up, anyone who knew anything about fine wine understood that to speak of fine wine was to speak of French wine. Today, there are vineyards around the world that produce fine wines: from California to Italy to Israel to Australia. The wine in the painting - Pullus - comes from Ptujska Klet, the oldest winery in Slovenia. The winery's cellars date back to 1239. Oil on Wood Panel 16 x 12 in If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine s
Artist's Statement: At the other end of the day from the breakfast in Tuesday's painting, and across an ocean and a gulf from Cornwall - a dinner of fine oysters served late at night in Mexico City. And an artistic contrast: between the soft waterlines of the oysters and the tough hardness of the shells. Oil on Wood Panel 5 x 5 in - food, glorious food - Oliver musical based loosely on Dickens' Oliver Twist Words to live by and also the number one reason to order oysters righ
Artist's Statement: Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, edging out even pumpkin or pecan pie. Charry topping is my favorite topping for cheesecake - not only for the taste but also for the stark contrast in colors. Oil on Panel 12 x 9 in The only way cheese is dessert is when
it is followed by the word cake.
Julia Child Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean
you have to go without cheesecake.
Hedy Lamarr Art as an Oasis™ Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional pos
Artist's Statement: This series of paintings of the odd, the curious, and the strange, shows items I came across in two curiosity shops in an historic district in Tampa, Florida. A series of the curious and weird is almost obligated to include at least one skull. This posting, the last in the "curiosity shop" series, satisfies that obligation. Death is a part of life, and skeletal remains ensue naturally from death in myriad species. But sometimes the natural unsettles us, an