Monday, June 30, 2008

Coffee and Sympathy. Lydia Host oil on canvas 6x6.

I bought this little cup and saucer in Paris!!! wow - I had to buy a coffee maker and cups to drink out of in my little room. The other cup broke...they were from the equivalent of the 'Al's 5& 10' so I guess I'm lucky to have one still. There is a coffee shop in Venice beach Ca. called 'Coffee and sympathy' and I just have always loved that name ...two things one should never be without.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Accouterment. Lydia Host oil painting a day 6x6 in.

I just love this little set. It has a sort of old fashioned charm. Lost the lid to the suger...or it broke, a long time ago...still use them...when I have guests that require the extras for their coffee.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Gossip 101. Lydia Host oil painting a day 6x6 in.

This was my favorite cup for coffee for years...just your average coffee shop type of mug. Now my husband makes coffee cups and his are my absolute favorites...bigger, cozier, one-of-akind. I still love these cups though, they remind me of more than good coffee; good conversations. I want to wrap my hands around it and hunch forward to hear all about whatever is going on!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

L.W.fuzz. Lydia Host oil painting a day 6x6 in.

A Friend brought me some inspiration. Really didn't do it justice today...oh well.

I painted just a giant strawberry today looked like maybe Finn was in the studio with me! I think I am going to search out some "good" strawberry paintings and see how they did it...many times they just end up looking 'folky'. If you find one...send it my way.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Pinkity Pink. Lydia Host oil painting a day 6x6 in.

This is the last of the the first picked. I am really enjoying painting thease flowers! Went out and bought my own plant...summer supply. Haven't ever been a big pink its strange, but am intrigued by the variety of pink tones I am developing, and none seem to be the exact color that I am after. Try try again!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cherry Lemonade. Lydia Host painting a day 6x6

I love cherry lemonade in the summer! Delicious anytime actually. Maybe I'll paint it in a tall cool glass next.
A friend wrote to me and said she could tell I was painting my supper everyday. I wonder how meatloaf would look? :)

head shot. Lydia host

I thought I would show what I was up to last week when I only had two paintings posted...this one counts for three days! These are little (12x12) paintings that I do fairly often, great for documenting kids artistically without a giant portrait, and with out the giant expense. I love doing them. For those of you who know me....this is not Finn!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Flower Power Lydia Host painting a day. oil on board 6x6

I am actually having a hard time mixing pinks that seem to be just right. So this is working out to be more challenging and muscle flexing brain-wise than I thought it would be. This is good!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Julianne's garden. oil on board. 6x6

Julianne's garden. oil on board (ambersand) 6x6 inches.

Asked by my sweet neighbors to keep the flowers picked while they are out of town! No problem!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Saute'd in butter. oil on canvas 5x7 lydia host

Mushrooms are so absorbant that they absorb the light like they do butter! hard to get highlights. might like to try to paint them again. the colors don't really look the same on the computer. hmm.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ubiquitous chair. oil painting 5x7inch.

Do they have plastic chairs like this all over the world?
It sure seems like it! "the ubiquitous chair".
It was fun to paint though.
more beach fun to come.