Friday, December 23, 2011

Dessert #34

This little bit of chocolate bliss is a new twist on the smore. A chocolatey graham cracker base topped with more chocolate and marshmallow. Surrounded by a buttery yellow, this piece is painted on a 4" square standard depth canvas. At $95 if you don't care to guess the painter, or $85 if you think you can figure it out.

This is also the last piece in this series, we'll keep them up here on the blog for a while until we transfer everything over to our web site. Enjoy your holiday, and we wish you a great New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dessert #33

Turtles = Christmas for me, and turtle pie is one step closer to heaven. This wedge of wonderful sits on a snowy blue background. Only one more dessert before Christmas day, I wonder what it will be? This piece is 5" square and was painted on a deep canvas. $120 if you don't know the artist, $110 if you do!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dessert #32

A puff of merangue, topped with a fresh raspberry and mint leaves. Very fancy! This little piece is 4" square, painted on a standard depth canvas. Ready to hang as is, or can be framed to your liking. This piece is $65 if you can guess who painted it, or $75 if you can't!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dessert #31

Speaking of regional Christmas traditions, I had never heard of the "chocolate crinkle" until two friends from the Washington/Oregon area posted them on Facebook. Apparently they are all the rage there, and I must admit, they look pretty darned good. The contrast between deep chocolate and white powdered sugar does make them fun to paint, and I'm sure fun to eat.

This piece is 4" x 6", painted on a deep canvas that doesn't require framing. $100 if you don't dare guess the painter, or $90 if you do.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dessert #30 **sold**

One of the interesting things I've noticed while doing this blog is how difficult it is to come up with a "traditional" Christmas treat that rings true with most people. Once you step away from sugar cookies shaped like trees, candy canes, and of course fruitcake, it gets a little muddled. Chocolate covered pretzels may be standard fare for some, ribbon candy for others, personally I miss mince tarts enough right now I am thinking about making some. These, in case they aren't standard fare at your house, are marzipan fruits.

A friend of my Grandmother always had a few of these on the top of a cake stand, and I thought they were pure magic. Made with almond paste, the colors were airbrushed, my sister and I probably ate far more than our share.

This tiny piece is 4" square, painted on a standard depth canvas. Not too difficult to guess who painted it, but if you do it is $75. Otherwise it is $85.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dessert #29

Dessert #29 is a very fancy thing indeed, a red velvet souffle drizzled with a bit of barely whipped cream. This piece is 5" square and is painted on a deep canvas. Pick the artist, and this piece is $100, otherwise it is $110. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dessert #28

Do you know how it is when you repeat a word over and over again and it stops making sense? It just fragments into a sound you don't recognize? Paintings do that too, especially ones like this where the composition is a little abstract, and the subject a little vague. I was working on this (ok, no guessing today) and it just looked like a jumbled up mess. Scott walks by and says "Hey, that looks great." I couldn't see it, it had broken down into little blobs in my head. But when I catch it out of the corner of my eye it instantly reads "Buttertarts!"

So here you go, buttertarts on a deep blue green plate. A tiny piece, just 4" square on a standard depth canvas. Hang it as is, or tart it up in a hoop-di-la gold frame. $65