Monday, March 31, 2008

A Pear from Argentina


A Pear from Argentina
Original oil painting on canvas, 5" x 5" x 1.5"
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This little pear came from Argentina...or that is what the little label said. Today it has been snowing all day long and the storm continues with snow sticking to everything....right now I am wondering if winter will ever end. Hopefully this will be the last big snow of the season.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sunflower Sketch


SUNFLOWERS
Original charcoal/conte drawing on toned paper
Size: 9" x 11"
Price: $30 unmatted, unframed
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The last couple of days have been busy. Hopefully, I can catch up the next couple of days and get back on schedule with the daily painting/drawing. This is a sunflower done using charcoal and conte on a blue-toned paper.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Whirly Pop from Red Wing


Whirly Pop from Red Wing
original oil painting on canvas board, 8" x 8", framed
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This is a lollipop or whirly pop that I bought while visiting Red Wing, MN this past weekend. It looked like it might be good eating after I painted it.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Cholula Hot Sauce


Cholula Hot Sauce
original oil painting on canvas, 7" x 5",x 1.4"
copyright MaryAnn Cleary


This is the fourth in a series of hot sauce bottles. There are four now and they make a nice grouping when together. Click here for more information.

In the future, I will be offering the hot sauce series as small prints through a glicee printing service.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Orchids


ORCHIDS
original oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas, 8" x 10" x 0.5", unframed
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This is the final version of yesterday's painting. It was done from life and was a challenge with getting the shawdows of white without making them look muddy. I may try another as it was great practice.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Work in Progress...Orchids plus Winter


This is a work in progress, but I thought that I would share it with you. Tomorrow I should have it finished and I will post the final version.

Also, today I awoke to a beautiful landscape....a fresh, new and wet snow. Here are a couple of pics of that rare occurence when the snow sticks to everything. There is supposed to be more tomorrow.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Another Hot Sauce


HABANERO HOT SAUCE
original oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas, 7" x 5" x 1.4"
copyright MaryAnn Cleary

This is another painting in the hot sauce series. This hot sauce would be very hot since it is habanero hot sauce....haven't tried it yet. I still have the two habaneros from a previous painting so I thought they would be appropriate.....a little orange and lots of green for St. Patrick's Day.

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Orchids


ORCHIDS
original drawing using conte on toned paper
size: 9"x11"
copyright MaryAnn Cleary

This is a preliminary sketch for an oil painting that I plan on doing. I am not sure if I am finished with it, but I thought it best to just leave it alone for now. If you would like to see the step-by-step process, check out my other blog, A Line in Time.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Two Habanero Chilies



TWO HABANERO CHILIES
original oil painting on canvas (gallery wrapped - no frame required)
Size: 4"x4"x1.5"
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copyright MaryAnn Cleary

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Habaneros are the hottest chili if one looks at the rating for chilies for hotness. They remind me of little pumpkins. One time when I decided to grow chilies, I bought some plants and put them in my garden. I had no idea what habaneros where until that summer....I gave them all away as they were too hot. It was a bumper crop of chilies that year.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Eggplant


EGGPLANT
Original oil paintng on linen artboard (unframed)
Size: 5" x 7"
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Today was supposed to be a hot sauce day, but I went to paint it and found that I didn't have the right size canvas or type that I preferred...so that one may need to wait. I did get an eggplant at the store while I was there so that is what ended up being my subject.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Yesterday's LIME



Yesterday's LIME
original oil on linen canvas (gallery wrapped)
size: 5" x 5" x 1.5"
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This is the lime leftover from yesterday. Tomorrow I will either paint outside (absolutely a gorgeous day out today) or I will get a couple more different hot sauce bottles so that there are a few varieties. Enjoy!

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Tapatio Hot Sauce - 29 day giving challenge



Tapatio - not available
Original oil on gallery wrapped canvas, 7" x 5" x 1.4"
copyright MaryAnn Cleary

CONGRATUALTIONS Jeremy! A winner of the 29 DAY Giving Challenge
Today as I was looking for something to paint, I found a bottle of hot sauce. I started it and realized that it just needed something so I bought a lime. I had to go to the store anyway to pick up the makings for a salad for dinner.

Enjoy! I am thinking that I may make a series of hot sauce paintings (maybe 4 or so...or until I run out of different bottles). Click here for more info.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Nut Crusher



Nut Grinder and Tomato
original oil 7"x 5" x 1.4" on gallery wrapped canvas
copyright MaryAnn Cleary

The other day, when I could no longer take being trapped inside, I ventured out in the cold to a nearby town that has a cute little antique shop. While I was there, I found a dirty old nut grinder and a pretty tablecloth. They made nice props for this painting, especially aftet the nut grinder had been washed and cleaned. I am also now down to one tomato.....

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Two Tomatoes

Two Tomatoes
Original Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Size: 5" x 5" x 1.5"
copyright MaryAnn Cleary

There were three tomatoes, but I ate one as part of my dinner. Tasty. Winter is still in Minnesota and another cold snap is on the way...longing for spring.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Daffodils

Daffodils
Original oil painting on gallery wrapped canvas
Size: 4" x 4" x 1.5"
copyright MaryAnn Cleary
Today was daffodil day. The other day there were these really cute daffodils at the grocery store in little pots. Flowers definitely brighten up those winter days that seem to be going on forever this year.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Reflections of a Sunflower


Reflections of a Sunflower
Original Oil Painting on Linen Canvas (gallery wrapped)
Size: 8" x 8" x l"
copyright MaryAnn Cleary
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This sunflower has really done a great job posing for my paintings. However, this will probably be the last one as it was out of water for several hours. The little reflective teapot is something that I found last week at a thrift shop. I am always on the lookout for items that will work well in a still life. With this one, I love the reflections of the metal even though it is a little maddening to paint. Enjoy!

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Little Sunflower III - SOLD


SUNFLOWER III
Original Oil Painting on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Size: 4"x4"x1.5"
copyright MaryAnn Cleary
SOLD

The third in a series of little sunflowers from the bouquet that I bought a few days again to chase away the winter blues. Today is beautiful out so I need to get this posted so that I can take in some sunshine...it may even be a little above freezing! Enjoy.