NEW ABSTRACT WORK



Time has been at a premium for me lately, folks. Lots going on around here, but still have found time to paint a few new pieces and this is one of them - "Tonic Water". It's larger than most at 24x36x1.5 and features some colors that will perk up your place! 
Can be hung vertically or horizontally and in any direction as you see fit. Find it here
Hope you have a really nice weekend!

NEW ANNECHOVIE PAINTINGS FOR GIFT-GIVING!!


Many new originals are now for sale in time for Christmas!
This painting, "Lanikai Reef" is for sale in my shop. This work and many others were inspired by my recent stay in Hawaii. More to come as well.....


Original acrylic on paper painting of black Hermes bag  SOLD


"ARTichokes" - original acrylic on canvas SOLD


"Hypoluxo" - original acrylic on board with painted edges SOLD



"Chanel Coco" - original gouache/ink/acrylic painting - matted and framed SOLD


"Chanel Chance" - original gouache/ink/acrylic painting - matted and framed



"Waimea" - original acrylic on board with painted edges


all of these original paintings are available for sale HERE and will ship in time for Christmas to locations in the US if you hop on it now!!
I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A FESTIVE WEEKEND!!

NEON CHINOISERIE PAINTING


This is a hand-painted neon pink chair on an aqua print mounted on canvas (20x30 in) with finished edges - no frame is necessary! This original by me features a neon pink antique Chinoiserie style chair in delicate detail on a deep aqua/greenish background with neon pink border. Finished gallery edges painted in neon pink as well. This will bring a literal POP of color to your space and banish any visual grogginess! Find it here
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
I want to wish my wonderful parents a very Happy 45th Wedding Anniversary!

FREESTYLE EVENT


No, I'm not talking about the Olympic swimming.  I'm talking about me and my paintbrush.  
Continuing what I started over a year ago, dabbling with abstract style and with requests for more, I have been working on some paintings that are a departure from my better known style/subject matter, but oh-so-freeing.  There's a certain thrill in working mostly by color, rather than rigid form or having to "reproduce" a particular object/scene on canvas.  Not as easy as it looks, but a totally different discipline altogether and I am really enjoying it!
This original piece is titled "Patchouli Seas" and is available here in my shop.

ANNECHOVIE ORIGINALS ON SALE FOR GIFT-GIVING


Stumped as far as what to give?  I still have about 20 original paintings for sale now in my shop, as well as prints that can come framed and great stocking stuffers like note cards and cute matches. Just enter code: LOYAL15 in at etsy checkout to receive 15% discount. You can be sure that no one will be duplicating your gift!  Check out all originals here 

BERMUDA SWIRL - NEW PAINTING


I am not one of those people who subscribes to the theory that certain colors have to be confined to certain seasons.  I like color and don't think it necessarily needs "muddying" for the Fall and Winter months. 
Someone bitter and critical once told me that I liked what they resentfully termed "Circus Colors". That was probably the truest statement that ever came out of their mouth and I am not about to argue with it! 
So, I like circus colors......to each his own!  I will live joyfully with my circus colors and they can live miserably entombed with their "morgue colors". 

It's ironic to me how people that attempt to manipulate by insulting or tearing down others often times just have the opposite of their desired effect. More often, they cause you to become even more established in whatever preferences or behavior they are fighting against.
My mantra is "Live and Let Live". It's so important to let people be who God created them to be. I once heard someone say that the greatest key to influencing people is ACCEPTING them, just the way they are. That doesn't mean you deny the existence of their weaknesses, shortcomings or areas that can benefit from discipline and growth, it just means that you extend credit and grace to them, giving them latitude to be individuals and you don't try to mold them into what fits your own selfish desires. 

This is my goal: not to be a cringe-inducer, but a person who causes other to sigh with relief when I ENTER a room, not EXIT it! Ok, off my soapbox now. 
This original painting is available now in my online shop here

LUXE-FUMES PAINTING NO. 3


I hope that you had a nice weekend! 
Today, I've got the third painting in my new "Luxe-Fumes" series for you. It's a French Creed fragrance - Fleurissimo - and is painted in painstaking detail with acrylic on wood gallery panel.  The background is done in a rich periwinkle blue strie. The original is for sale, and prints as well (for large posters by special order - contact me here.) These pieces are great for a bathroom, dressing room, heck, any area. Wouldn't it be great to give a friend a painting or print of their trademark fragrance? Go here to buy or get more details.


ANNECHOVIE ABSTRACT?



In the past few months, I've been working in an entirely new style for a change and as an exercise to "loosen up" and explore some different avenues artistically speaking.  It's very different for me, but fun and freeing at the same time. I decided to finally (and a bit sheepishly) show this piece via the blog. It's larger than most of my work at 30 x 15 x 1.5" and far more textured with many layers on the canvas. 
It's available now in my shop, if you feel like taking a look. Custom commissions are also available! Contact me here for more info. 

"LUXE-FUMES" PAINTING NO. 2



I hope that you had a nice weekend!
This week, I've got the second painting in my new "Luxe Fumes" series for you. It's a Diptyque fragrance and is painted in painstaking detail with acrylic on wood gallery panel.  The background is done in a rich raspberry strie. The original is for sale, and prints as well (for large posters by special order - contact me here.) These pieces are great for a bathroom, dressing room, heck, any area. Wouldn't it be great to give a friend a painting or print of their trademark fragrance? Go here to buy or get more details. 

NEW SERIES - "LUXE-FUMES"


I have been working on quite a few new ideas here in my little cottage/studio.  Summer is the "off" season for me, but as busy as ever because I try to work on ideas that I've been mulling, but have not been able to do during the "very busy" season.  I have a new series that has been painted over the past few months. It's called "Luxe-Fumes" and is all about classic fragrances.....and the beauty of packaging. Even though they've been finished for a while, I am going to bring them out one at a time!  This week I am starting with an old school beauty, Acqua di Parma painted in painstaking detail with acrylic on wood gallery panel.  The original is for sale, and prints as well (for large posters by special order - contact me here.) These pieces are great for a bathroom, dressing room, heck, any area. Wouldn't it be great to give a friend a painting or print of their trademark fragrance? Go here to buy or get more details.  

TAKE A SEAT....


I hope that you're having a good week so far. March has "come in like a lion" and I've been a bit out of commission this week because of major computer problems. UGGH.  My computer is in the shop and I feel pretty handicapped work-wise.
 I am borrowing someone elses' computer to post this and I hope to catch up with your comments and emails  very soon!

This 12x12 original painting on panel "Cote D'Azur Chair" was just finished and is available in my shop now!