Showing posts with label china. Show all posts
Showing posts with label china. Show all posts

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Clementines and My Favourite Blue

Clementines & Cobalt Blue Dish
8 x 10 Oil 
©2015 Carole Rodrigue
Click here to view auction

Cobalt blue is my favorite of all the blues.  Nothing compares to rich depth of blue you get when you apply it on a canvas or panel.  I also love it mixed with other colors for greys and blacks.  Nothing compares.  It is the most expensive of the blue paints also, but I always splurge with my blue because, well, I just love it.  That's all.  I love it with lemons too, as well as with the rich orange of these clementines.

I hope you love it too.  It's on eBay now with a couple of other pieces.  Have a look here.  And thanks for stopping by.  Have a great Easter weekend and Passover.  <3

#stilllife #realism #contemporary #cobalt #citrus #oilpainting #blue #china #art 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Peony & Cup Daily Painting

Peony & Cup
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

Hi everyone, I decided to paint a daily and bring a taste of summer during the mid-January cold.  I'm dreaming of warmer June days when the peonies are in bloom so I brought the dream to life.  I don't paint the dailies often anymore, so this is a rare treat for art collectors.  I hope you enjoy this one!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Royal Albert Tea Cup and Lemon Daily Painting

Royal Albert & Lemon
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I'm back.  I took a week off from painting last week getting ready for and giving art workshops to about 75 students from all over the province of Ontario.  The event, Vision Art, (sorry, link in French only) was held at Laurentian University in Sudbury and put on by the Conseil Scolaire Catholique du Nouvel Ontario for over 200 students.  Activities took place over a three day period and I must say that I was so impressed with the talent the students exhibited.  I was also very honoured to be selected to be on this team, instructing art to our youth, our future leaders. Each and every one of those kids were amazing and it was a real joy to work with them.

Now, my first painting this week was inspired by a Royal Albert tea cup I found at a vintage shop in Toronto's Distillery District.  It was exactly what I had been looking for so I couldn't pass it up when I saw it.  Who could leave behind such a beautiful cup?

This is now up on eBay for bids if you're interested.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cup of Earl IV Daily Painting

Cup of Earl IV
8 x 10 oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

The peonies are finally in bloom up here, late by a couple of weeks I'd dare to guess.  These are from my garden, and are so fragrant.  I brought them into the house last night, along with their company of ants by the way.  I couldn't resist painting them with the Royal Albert teacup.  Old Country Roses and  freshly cut peonies.  I absolutely love how they go together.  If you love it too, you can click here to bid.  It is listed for only $50.00.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Teacup & Strawberries Daily Painting

Teacup & Strawberries
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I couldn't resist painting more strawberries today.  I must admit that for a daily painting, this one took a long time to paint and ate up most of the day and well into the evening.  There was a lot of detail to get into this painting.  Now I'm off to varnish paintings, and then maybe finally rest.  Have a great night! If you like this one, you can click on the above link to bid on eBay.  :-)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Royal Albert & Roses Daily Painting

Royal Albert & Roses
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I'm almost ready for the Grand Show in a couple of weeks so the daily paintings are starting again.  These roses are from a miniature plant I bought the other week.  I still haven't had time to plant it, but it's still producing quite the beautiful fragrant blooms. Of course they had to go in the Royal Albert Old Country Rose cup!

You may click here to bid on eBay.  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Teacup & Yellow Pansy Daily Painting

Teacup & Yellow Pansy
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's daily painting, a teacup with a pretty yellow pansy.  I'm really getting into these teacups and I'm thinking of doing one per week.  I don't think I'll buy one for each week, but perhaps borrow one here and there.  I hope you enjoy this one.  If you do, you can click on the above link to bid on eBay.  There are also close-up shots on eBay.  Now, I'm off to drink a nice cup of Earl Grey from this cup.  Have a great evening!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bowl of Apples Daily Painting

Bowl of Apples
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue 2014

Today's daily painting just had to be apples.  It's a grey day today, so the darker diffused light just seemed to lend itself well to painting apples.  Besides, I think I've already mentioned just how much I love painting apples.  :-)

Here's the eBay link to bid on this daily painting.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Royal Albert China Teacup Daily Painting

Cup of Earl III
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue 2014

I wasn't going to paint anything today seeing as it's Victoria Day here in Canada, but I couldn't help myself.  I got this gorgeous Royal Albert teacup the other day and just could not put off painting it any longer! And how fitting is it to paint a Royal Albert cup on this day of Queen Victoria's birthday? Prince Charles and Camilla are also in the country visiting.  So, Today was as good a day as any to paint this.

You may click here to bid on eBay.  Thanks for dropping in!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cup of Earl II Tea Cup Painting a Day

Cup of Earl II
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I had absolutely no idea what to paint today, and finally got started on this little treasure at 2:30 this afternoon.  It flowed off the brush! If you like this one, you can click here to bid on eBay.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sweet & Sour, Lemon & Sugar Dish Daily Painting

Sweet & Sour
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue © 2014

Hello friends, I can't tell you how great it feels to be painting again.  I just love painting lemons, almost as much as apples, so I felt compelled to paint one again. This one has just been listed on eBay with a low starting bid of $24.99 US.  If you like this one, please click here to bid.

Now it's back to painting a very large 48 x 48 canvas I've been working on for a show I'll be participating in this June comprising of only very large works! I'm almost done this one and need to start another very large one pronto, as well as daily works.  Have a great day folks and thanks for looking! <3

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lemon & Creamer Still Life

Lemon & Creamer No. 3
6 x 6 Oil on canvas board
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2014

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year! I'm excited to be starting another year of painting and looking forward to seeing how the year shapes up artistically.  I do wish each of you a year filled with joy, love, peace, prosperity, and especially good health!

This painting was completed over a few days.  It is not a daily painting and required many more hours of work than a daily painting would.  It is available on eBay now auction style, starting with the very low bid of $34.99 US.  Make this the year you build your art collection, starting with a Rodrigue! You may click here to view this on eBay.  

Sunday, December 29, 2013

On eBay

Teacup & Feather
5 x 7 Oil, sold unframed

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I had a great one, although as usually happens during this time, I got a cold.  Bleck.  I'm feeling better though and have listed my last piece on eBay.  This one is not auctioned but instead is a fixed price listing.  This beautiful little gem is listed for only $75.00 (unframed).  Please drop by on eBay and have a look!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Teacup & Feather

Teacup & Feather
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013

Hello friends! I managed to paint this one last week.  Working on the detail on this one was extremely hard on the eyes, and I now know that next time, I will be using a larger substrate for these detailed cups! This is a small 5 x 7, so just imagine how much smaller this cup is.  No easy feat! I am very satisfied with the results however.  This one is available, so if you're interested you can contact me here.  

I also want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Please make it a safe one and we'll meet again shortly after.  ‹3

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tangerine & Blue China

Tangerine & Blue China
5 x 7 oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013

I've been dying to paint this little treasure for such a while now.  I'm so happy to finally have been able to get to this! I hopw you like it. It is available so contact me here if interested.  

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

White China & Lemon Painting of the Day

White China & Lemon
5 x 7 Oil on hard board
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013

Today's daily painting is a still life with white dishes and a lemon. When it comes to painting certain things, I do admit a certain penchant for lemons and apples.  If you like this one, you can click here to bid on eBay.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Latest Painting of the Day with Fruit and China

Fruit & Old British Anchor Regency China
5 x 7 Oil on hard board
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

I was hoping to work on this yesterday but it wasn't so.  Today was the day and here it is.  This piece of china has been in my family since I can remember.  It's old and full of cracks, but works so well in this little painting.  I hope you like it, and if you do, you can click here to bid on eBay.  Its a great way to collect original art for great prices!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Apple & Copper Pot Painting of the Day

Apple & Copper Pot
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labour Day weekend.  I took time off from my labours and relaxed for a bit, although I did begin a larger painting.  This little treasure was painted today for my daily painting.  I found this old copper pot a few years ago at a second hand store and it's such a great little thing to add warmth and life to paintings.

This painting is available through auction on eBay by clicking here.

Lemon & Creamer No. 2
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013
I did work yesterday, Labour Day, although this one was  a private commission.  You can have your own commission as well.  Just contact me through my website by clicking here.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Cherry with China Cup & Saucer Daily Painting

Cherry with China Cup & Saucer
5 x 7 Alla prima oil on masonite
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

Today's painting almost didn't happen with it being Sunday, family dinner, all that stuff, but I managed to squeeze this one in this afternoon.  It's available through auction on eBay by clicking here. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Lemon & China Cup No. 2 Daily Painting

Lemon & China Cup No. 2
5 x 7 Oil on masonite
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

Today's painting of the day is another with a lemon.  I'm just loving painting lemons lately but I'll move on to something else tomorrow or Sunday.  It's not easy thinking of something new and fresh to paint every day.  I'm also beginning to truly enjoy painting alla prima (painting wet into wet paint in one sitting).  I have to admit that this is something I wasn't fond of before, but it's becoming a lot of fun.  This little treasure was completed in about 1.5 hours from start to finish.  The fun part is learning to let go of every little detail and limiting brush strokes and layers.  It's somewhat liberating, although for larger pieces I will still paint in my slow and methodical way, nit-picking at the details. 

This painting is available through eBay auction by clicking here