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Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Gift from the Sea, 8x10 Original Oil Painting Still Life Coastal Decor


When I lived in Bermuda I collected antique bottles. In the old days Bermudians used to dispose of bottles by tossing them into the sea or burying them in shallow holes. It's great sport there to dive for bottles, and I lucked out finding this one, a Cobalt Blue Castor Oil bottle, pre-1900s.

This is oil paint on a metallic gold background.

Carmen

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Man O' War, 5x7 Oil on Canvas, Beach Series

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This is a Portuguese Man O' War, and it is quite beautiful in a weird way. It has tentacles with a painful sting, and even when it's lying on the beach those tentacles need to be avoided. Now here's the weird part: this is actually four organisms living in cooperation (wish Congress could do that). The sail is a gas-filled bladder (now that sounds like Congress); the tentacles are the killers that deliver prey; then there are two other organisms that do digestion and reproduction. I feel that such a remarkable example of God's handiwork deserves to be painted on gold. I wish you could see the metallic gold background on the computer monitor.

Carmen

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Postcard Original Oil on Canvas Panel 4x6 Mailable Art


This oil painting is an actual postcard and can be mailed. The back, pictured in the second image, is a bit touched with paint, but it adds to the authenticity, don't you think? This is the perfect gift for the person who has everything. It is 4x6 inches, painted on a canvas panel. I have mailed these before and had them arrive safe and sound. It is a signed original.

The postcard is not actual purple on the left side, it was just hard taking a picture of the back of a wet painting.

Carmen

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Peach Canna Lilies Original Painting, 5x7 Oil on Canvas Panel


This is another of my "Pool Paintings," a portion of my garden viewed at eye level from my pool. There are peach Canna Lilies, little blue Plumbago flowers, and in the foreground, bromeliads. When I saw the early morning shadows behind the Canna Lilies I knew I had to paint them. The bromeliads look big because they were much closer to me. 

Carmen

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sunshine and Shadow, 24x20 Oil Painting after Winslow Homer


We usually associate Homer with seascapes, but he also painted restful paintings like this. This is a direct copy of a Homer painting about two of my favorite things: lying in a hammock and reading. This is a large painting, signed and ready to frame.

Carmen