Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Snow Storm Northern Lights ACEO

Angel's Night - 2.5" x 3.5" Acrylic

Day 2 of the first winter storm has brought my lightning painting to a halt and has me painting winter scenes LOL. I did these two little ditty's this morning :)

Winter Night - 2.5" x 3.5" - acrylic

You can find both of these paintings listed on Ebay here

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

autumn sunrise aceo acrylic painting

Autumn Sunrise 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic

We are in the middle of the season's first winter storm. Snow, wind (lots of wind) slush, ice....hate it! So after searching through storage, I found our winter clothes (that we put in storage while we build our house) Then managed to get one painting done today. I was going to paint snow, but decided it was too early to paint winter scenes :)...supposed to warm up by the weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

storm's end - horse - sunset painting

Storm's End - 16" x 24" acrylic

I started this painting about a year ago. It's larger than what I usually paint. For whatever reason, I set it aside unfinished. I found it in a box the other day and hung it up to observe for for a few days. I tweaked it here and I tweaked it there and decided it is finally finished. I kept the details of the horse deliberately vague because I think of it as more of a phantom than anything else. Now to decide what to do with it :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Northern Lights, Night Rider, acrylic painting

Night Ride - 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic painting

I didn't think I would get this finished tonight. I haven't painted Northern Lights in ages. The summer was so cloudy we never got a chance to see any. I am not sure the fall will be much better. Yet in the fall, when colour and senses seem so much more intense the lights are even greater if you get to see them. What a perfect way to watch them. A night ride!!!

This aceo is listed on Ebay here

Horse and Rider ACEO - acrylic painting

Homeward Bound - 2.5 x 3.5 acrylic painting

I didn't think I'd get this one finished this week. Too much going on. I decided to finish it up tonight while my husband was watching a football game. This one has lots of clouds forming, but no storm yet. Just a nice pink sunset and lots of space. You will find this painting listed on Ebay here

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fury - Storm painting ACEO Cowboy art

Fury - 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic painting

Another nice week here in sunny Saskatchewan, although it seems that the temperatures have turned a little cooler. Normal in fact for fall. I still am painting storms and I am still on my Western kick (cowboys, horses etc) Snow will return soon enough and then I will move on to Northern Lights! I have listed this painting on Ebay. You will find the listing here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Clouds, storms, lightning...acrylic paintings

Storm Rider - 2.5" x 3.5" acrylic painting
Is it real or fantasy. A rider seems to emerge right out of the storm......

Storm Watcher 3.5" x 2.5" Acrylic Painting
A lone rider watches the horizon as a storm forms.

Even though it's fall and I seem to paint "in season", the warm weather still has me thinking of summer storms. I love thunder storms. I just don't like the quick destruction they can some times do. The season for thunder storms is over for another year. Next......blizzards!!!!!

Aaaaaack!!! I forgot to include the link to the listings where they are for sale. Click Here

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Art of Food - or what we had for Sunday supper :)

Pork Ribs with Strawberry Balsamic Reduction Glaze.

Shari of Sharilynn Studios mentioned
today that she was having pork tenderloin with Strawberry Balsamic Reduction sauce for dinner. This set of a whole flurry of fellow artists (artists gone wild) having some sort of "reduction" for Sunday dinner. I decided on Ribs with the Strawberry Balsamic Reduction to glaze the ribs. Start off with ribs, strawberries, honey and vinegar (recipe below) Start basting the ribs when they are about 1/2 way cooked.

Then you have to have the right seasonings. I seasoned the ribs as they were slow cooking. Garlic cloves, thyme and rosemary to taste. I also used freshly ground pepper and sea salt.

The end result. Strawberry Balsamic Reduction Ribs and on the side....tossed greens with pear and blue cheese dressing

Recipe for Strawberry Balsamic Reduction Sauce:
1 cup diced strawberries
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup honey
Place diced strawberries in a small sauce pan. Add vinegar and water. Bring to a boil and reduce by 1/2. Add honey and reduce by 1/2 again. When the ribs are about 1/2 way cooked drain off any liquid. Start basting the ribs and continue to cook until done.
I made a very large slow cooker of ribs so I doubled the strawberry recipe.