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Happy Tequila 12" X 16"

Still Life, Tequila, bar art, margaritas, colored pencil  art

The title refers to the produce label on the Lime, it actually said Happy!  Great lighting, shiny images and reflections are what usually motivate me to create a set up for a still life.  Colored Pencil on hardboard, varnished and framed in an expresso and gold frame $985 This painting can be your by clicking the link to my Shop page. 

Backlit Watermelon 10" X 20"

Watermelon, still life, colored pencil art

My backlit series has been very popular.  So I was looking for more subjects to capture when this juicy guy met my cutting board.  My husband had to wait until after the photo shoot for a piece! Colored pencil on hardboard, varnished and framed $1155. This piece can be your by contacting: Buy RVA Art and clicking this image.

A Red Shoe Evening 11" X 14"

Still Life, Red Shoes, Perfume, Pearls, Dressing room art

The red patent leather shoes in the piece were my daughter in law's, kicked off after a night out.  The perfume bottles were a collection of new and antique ones in my stash and pearls were mine.  Laid out to collect the reflections this painting had a life meant for someone's dressing room.  Colored Pencil on hardboard, varnished and framed. It can be your by clicking the image and contacting Buy RVA Art.  $755

All Stacked Up 16" X 12"

Still Life, Teapots, Teacups, colored pencil art

I just love a tea party don't you?  This fun little stack up of a grandmother's teapot and family collection of cups represents many a party I have with my granddaughters.  My grandmothers creamer in indigo blue glass brings back memories for me.  And the girls love the sugar cubes, after all nothings more fun than letting them dissolve in warm tea.  Colored pencil on hardboard, varnished and framed $985. This piece can be your by click the image and contacting Crossroads art Center.

Currants and Cream 12" X 16"

Still Life, landscape, Italy, currants, Costello di Colognole, colored pencil art

An art trip to the Castello di Colognole in Greve, Italy for a plein air painting trip inspired the set up for this piece.  I purchased red currants at the local market day and used some of the china in our flat.  Set up on the granite window sill with the tuscan landscape rolling away was just what I wanted.  This is colored pencil on watercolor paper, matted and framed. $985 It and can be yours by clicking the link to contact me to buy direct.

Pomegranate Still Life 12" X 16"

Still Life, pomegranate, colored pencil art

Don't you just love red ripe pomegranates?  Placed with my grandmother's cut glass vase along with a few orange branches.  Drawing the juicy seed bits was so much fun.  $985 Colored pencil on Ampersand board varnished and framed in an expresso and gold wide plein air frame.  This painting can be yours by clicking the image and contacting me to purchase.