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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dessert #27

A slightly skewed look at a Christmas cookie. Frosted in green and dotted with dragees. (A quick look on Wikipedia brings an interesting factiod that the US Food and Drug Administration does not consider the metalic shine on these little babies "edible.") In any case, I hope this cool blue and green treat will find a happy home. Or at least inspire you to get a little Christmas baking done. Enjoy! If you care to guess the painter, this little number will be $95, otherwise it is $105. It is a 5"x7" painted on a traditional, narrower canvas, and would look stunning in a fancy silver frame.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dessert #26

Mmm... Mince Tarts. My Grandmother made mince tarts for Christmas, a little different from these, hers had solid tops with holes where she poked them with a fork. But they had this perfect golden glaze when the sugar browned in the oven. This piece is 4" x 6" and is painted on a deep canvas. $100, or $90 if you can guess who painted it. And if you've never tried a mince tart, make this the year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Dessert #25

This little trio of gingerbread men is a perfect example of what we call a "swifty nifty!" A fun little piece that seems to paint itself. Nestle it in the greenery along a mantle for a burst of handmade holiday cheer. This piece measures 5" x 6", painted on a standard depth canvas. $75, or $65 if you guess who was was the swifty!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Dessert #24 **sold** (by Scott)

I have to tell you, I love this cupcake. And no point trying to be crafty about who painted it, this is Scott through and through. This piece is 5"x7" on a deep canvas, like the original cupcake series. Wouldn't this just brighten someone's day? $120

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dessert #23

A pair of snowflake sugar cookies to dress up your holiday decor. Sitting on a square of red, you may notice the primary color triad being used in this piece, red, the yellow of the cookies, and blue. The white is actually full of color on closer inspection. This little painting is 5" square, on a deep canvas, just like the cupcake series. $110, or a flat $100 if you can guess the artist.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dessert #22

I don't know about you, but for me Christmas = Chocolate. And this little rum ball does the trick. A sweet stocking stuffer for the chocoholic in your life. It measures 4" square, painted on a standard depth canvas. $75, or $65 if you can tell us who painted it.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dessert #21

My Grandma made cookies like these. Called thumbprint cookies around here, she refered to them as"Bird Nests." Rolled in crushed walnuts and filled with a teaspoon of jelly, they were a staple of Christmas. Surrounded by a festive green, may they bring back a happy memory or two. 4" x 6" on a deep canvas. $95. Or $105 if you don't dare guess the painter.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dessert #20

I know you can tell who painted this one, but we'll play along anyway. A Christmas tradition, (where I come from) the mince, or mincemeat tart. Sitting on a snowy blue background, it has the prettiest top I have ever seen. It makes me want to go into the kitchen to see how they did that! This little piece is 4" square on a standard depth canvas. Can you see a little collection of these on easels along a mantle? I can! $85, or $75 if you guess who the artist is.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dessert #19

These little jam filled cookies look all dressed up for Santa! Painted on a 4" square gallery wrapped deep canvas, it can be framed, or hang as is. It will also stand up on its own on a mantle, or wherever. Now it's time for us to get back to work and see what we can have ready to pull out of the stocking on Monday morning! This little beauty is $75, or $65 if you can guess who painted it...Scott, or Kathrine??

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dessert #18 **sold** (by Scott)

This little trio of candy canes is the first "Christmas Dessert." We will be focusing on holiday favorites from now through the 25th. Do you have a favorite and live close enough to drop off a sample? Bring it by, it may just show up in canvas and paint! In the meantime, this trio sits on a snowy background. It is 4" x 6" and painted on a regular depth canvas. Ready to drop into a silvery frame, or nestle among the greenery on your Christmas mantle as is!

I think it's pretty easy to guess which of us did this one, if you know it will be $75, or $85 if you don't dare guess!