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Queen’s Cottage

queen's cottage, acrylic on mdf, 4" x 4"

“Queen’s Cottage” Acrylic on MDF, 4″ x 4″

This is inspired by one of the Daily Paintworks weekly challenges, “The Meaning of Spring.” Of course, where I am, spring seems to come with blizzards followed by wildfires that last all summer. Another sky full of smoke today, so this piece, “Queens Cottage” in Kew Gardens, London England, is especially refreshing to me. Thanks to Dylan Wells for the use of his photo, and for his challenge.

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tamal, acrylic on mdf, 4" x 4"

“Tamal” Acrylic on MDF, 4″ x 4″

When my friend was on a special diet that required low iodine (those of you familiar with thyroid cancer know the diet I’m referring to), I did all the cooking for him, and eventually for half a dozen people from his team, who preferred his lunches to theirs. They LOVED my tamales, and yet, it was the first time I’d ever made tamales. I learned how to make a decent hot sauce to sprinkle on top, too.

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No Tea

no tea, acrylic on mdf, 6" x 6"

“No Tea” Acrylic on MDF, 6″ x 6″

I collect small, modestly priced, antiques. These teacups were made by the Diamond Glass Company during the Great Depression of the 1930s. This particular pattern, called “Charade,” is what was known as “Elegant Glass”—stylish products made by a number of glass companies. I am also a fan of English breakfast tea, and of course, everything tastes just that much better in elegant antique dishes!


Anaheim and Fresno

anaheim and fresno, acrylic on mdf, 6" x 6"

“Anaheim and Fresno” Acrylic on MDF, 6″ x 6″

Two delicious peppers no matter how you cook them, but also two favorite towns in California from my youth. My aunt and uncle lived in Anaheim, nearly across the street from Disneyland. We’d regularly visit their house for perfect homemade chocolate cake, watch *Maverick*, and of course, catch the Disneyland fireworks before heading home.