Showing posts with label food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food. Show all posts

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Lemons & Bowl
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

I love to paint lemons, I cannot lie! I still hate how the Blogger photo uploader makes photos look.  This photo looks much better on my website and on eBay.  Psst, there are close up shots on eBay too. I attached the link to my "Me" page below the photo.

But it is true, lemons have become a favorite of mine to paint.  I've got a couple of larger projects on the go right now, but I think I'm going to paint a much larger still life with lemons.  Like a 24 x 24, or maybe even larger.  That would be something!

Hope you like this one! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Croissant Alla Prima Still Life

6 x 6 Oil (alla prima)
Carole Rodrigue ©2015

I feel as though my well is running dry lately and I often don't know what to paint.  This can become very frustrating as well as stressful.  I wake up in a panic some mornings because I feel uninspired at times.  Today was one of those days, and just when I was ready to give up, I spotted croissants on the counter.  Whew! I can't tell you what a relief it was to see something I could paint today.  I'm serious, these things really gnaw at me.

This is now up on eBay.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Copper, Tomatoes, & Onion Oil Still Life

Copper, Tomatoes, & Onion
8 x 10 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Despite having company for the week, I did manage to get this one done this afternoon during a short break.  The vine was full of tomatoes earlier this week but has dwindled down to the last two, so I tossed in an onion and my trusted old copper pot.  This had been a find at a second hand store several years back when I was looking for just such little old treasures.  I'm glad I found it since it's a favourite in many of my works.  I hope you enjoy this one, and if you do there are also other close up shots on eBay for you to enjoy.  Have a great night! 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bosc Pear Daily Painting

Pear No. 4 
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

There's something about painting Bosc pears that I just love, almost as much as I love painting apples.  The way they glow their golden splendour against a dark background gives them a classical feel that I absolutely love.  I love the feel of them so much that I'm starting to paint one just for myself.  I really must have one in my dining room.  This one, however, is up for auction on eBay in case you would like one also.  Bids start at only $25.00.  

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Egg & Eggshells Daily Painting

Egg & Eggshells
5 x 7 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I was in the mood for eggs today.  Painting eggs are always a great exercise, as I've said before, so I often like to get back to them.  The past week has been crazy so I haven't had much time to spend on daily paintings, and it seems like I won't get a chance tomorrow either since I'll be at Artists on Elgin for part of the day, and then a private function at Open Studio where our show, The Grand Art Show, is being held.  It promises to be a fantastic evening so I'm really looking forward to it!

The La Cloche show is also around the corner, so I'm also crazy busy getting ready for that.  I still have one painting that needs finishing touches, so tonight's the night.  I might be up late, but that's the life, the artist's life.  I had started working on a magpie painting months ago and it's getting completed tonight no matter what!  I'm looking forward to sharing it too.  

Egg & Eggshells is up for bids on eBay and you can have a look at it at the above link.  Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back! 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pear, Daily Oil Painting

Pear No 3
6 x 6 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today I was compelled to paint a pear, backlit by window light.  I love painting backlit scenes.  It's something I've always done, even back when I was painting horses regularly.  There's something about backlighting that is dramatic and captivating.  I hope you enjoy this one, if you do, the link for the eBay auction is in the painting's description.  Have a great evening!  <3

Monday, April 28, 2014

Apple No.3 Daily Painting

Apple No. 3
4 x 6 oil on canvas panel
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Today's daily painting is a nice juicy red apple.  It's been a while since I painted an apple, so I figured I was due.  You may click here to bid on eBay.  Thanks for looking! :-)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tomato & Copper Daily Painting

Tomato & Copper 
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

I have done something absolutely crazy! This painting is listed for an opening bid of only $0.01.  Yes, a penny! Has she lost her mind, you ask? Hey, maybe I have, but I thought I'd give this a try.  If you want to place a bid, click here.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tomatoes & Copper Relisted!

Tomatoes & Copper
8 x 10 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Hello my friends! It has been a while since I've posted anything.  I was laid up for a while due to surgery, but I am now mended and back at it! Let me tell you though, it was quite frustrating not being able to paint.  Life is amazing now that I'm back in the studio!

I'm busy painting for an upcoming show this summer, and a couple of competitions but I am going to be starting daily paintings and small works for eBay again.  I have relisted this lovely piece and I hope one of you out there will be a lucky bidder! Please click here to have a look on eBay.

P.S. Here is what the painting looks like framed. . .

(Frame not included) 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tomatoes and Copper Daily Painting

Tomatoes & Copper
8 x 10 Oil
©2014 Carole Rodrigue

Hello friends, this will be my last daily painting available for auction for a while.  I'll be having surgery Thursday and will be away for a few weeks recovering.  I hope to bounce back quickly and hit the easel and paints as soon as possible!  If you're interested in this one, please click here to bid on eBay.  And in the voice of Arnold, I'll be back! Thank you! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Silver Creamer & Pear Daily Painting

Silver Creamer & Pear
8 x 10 Oil 
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

This week has been a hectic one, cutting into my painting time but I did finally manage to paint this daily.  It can get a little difficult to find subjects to paint, so I must keep looking around the house to see what I have.  Well, I have this magnificent silver set so it's a no brainer to paint some of its pieces from time to time.  It is now up for auction on eBay with a low starting bid of $49.99.  Have a fantastic day and I'll see you soon!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Camembert & Grapes No. 2 Painting a Day

Camembert & Grapes No. 2
5 x 7 Oil
Carole Rodrigue ©2014

Shortly before Christmas, I had painted a painting which was similar to this one. I received so much positive response and requests for more, so I painted a similar piece.  I never paint the same piece twice since each painting is a one of a kind original, but a variation on themes is okay.  I hope you enjoy this one.  If you do, you may click here to bid on eBay.  :-)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Green Apple Painting a Day

Green Apple
5 x  7  Oil
Carole Rodrigue © 2014

Today's daily painting is a nice bright piece with a green apple.  Sometimes, cloudy winter skies give one the need for something bright, so I painted a bit of cheer in a brighter painting.  If you like this one, it's available through eBay auction.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Lunch, Eggs & Salt Shaker Still Life

8 x 10 Oil on masonite
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2014

Here is my second painting of 2014, an 8 x 10 still life.  I've mentioned before how I love the challenge of painting eggs.  These simple object can be easily messed up if not done quite right, and I'm satisfied with these.  Painting the salt shaker was also a joy, trying to get the exact values and shadows in the white, as well as getting the glass and steel just right.  

I haven't done any daily paintings yet this year but I think I'm going to do one this weekend.  It's been a while since I've done a daily, so I'm up to the challenge again.  I hope you enjoy this one, and you can click here to view on eBay where it's listed for auction with a very low starting bid of $49.99.  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Vine Tomatoes Daily Painting

Vine Tomatoes
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013

The same shopping trip that brought home those cupcakes also is responsible for these ripe vine tomatoes. That's the joy of still life painting, you just grab whatever is around you that you find inspiring in any given moment, and there you have a subject without the need to go out and wait to photograph elusive wildlife or fidgetty animals. Still life painting, I love it! If you love this one, click here to bid on eBay.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cupcake No. 1 Painting a Day

Cupcake No. 1
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013

Being a dessert eater, I purchased these luscious vanilla cupcakes yesterday. As often happens, I woke up this morning not knowing what to paint and voila, my subject was staring at me right under my nose, very close to my mouth. So here you have it, the first of what I'm sure is to be in many cupcake paintings. Click here to bid on eBay. Bidding starts at only $9.99. ~now on my way to savour this cupcake~

Monday, November 4, 2013

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

Today's daily painting does include an apple, yes, but also another copper piece I own, a delightful Turkish coffee pot with a brass handle. Painting copper is just as awesome as painting apples! And yes, this is available on eBay by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Apple No. 2
5 x 7 Oil on hardboard
Carole Rodrigue copyright 2013

Told ya I would probably paint another apple this week.  ;-)     Hope you like it. You can click here to bid for this on eBay.  Opening bid starts at $9.99. 

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!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tomato & Garlic Painting of the Day

Tomato & Garlic
5 x 7 Oil on hard board
Carole Rodrigue Copyright 2013

In case you were wondering, I wake up most days having no idea what I'll be painting.  This morning was no different but within an hour I knew what I had to paint.  The tomato plants in my garden are bursting with luscious fruit and here is one of them.  I hope you like this one.  If you do, you can click here to bid on eBay. 

Also, tonight my friend Ray Thoms had his reception for his new book on Sudbury, then and now. The book is called: Sudbury, A Retrospective View.  You can look up the book to purchase it at  

Here's a photo of me wishing Ray much success this evening at the SRO lounge where he held his reception.  Best of luck Ray!