I have just published a book of Civil War letters that my father, John William Perry, inherited from his grandfather, a Civil War soldier. The book contains photographs of my great grandfather in his Civil War uniform and of his wife and son. You can see and read a lot about this book on Amazon. Click here for more details.
Three juicy tomatoes! I was not able to grow tomatoes in our yard last summer but a friendly neighbor gave me these and I used them as reference models before painting them. The painting went up pretty quick as my husband wanted them for lunch! For more information, click here.
Artists often group fruits in odd numbers–3, 5, 7–are common. I find myself grouping this way, too. These 3 pears just seem to want each other’s company! For more information, click here.
For the next six weeks I plan to show small still life paintings of fruits and vegetables. These paintings are on canvas panels, 5 x 7, and fit nicely into frames that are available nearly everywhere. For more information, click here.
There is something so cheerful about bright yellow lemons on a striped dish cloth! This is a small 5 x 7 painting. For more information click here.
This is an 8 x 8 oil painting on canvas panel. For more information click here.
This is the latest generation of The Bottle Family, an on-going series I have been painting and featuring since January. The latest generation are not antiques, but Mason Jars, that everyone recognizes. They are filled with dark honey, pickled okra, and raspberry jelly. If you have any interest in any of the Bottle Family, you can go to my online gallery, dailypaintworks, by clicking here.
A glistening Green Vase doesn’t realized how beautiful she is, just filled with flowers, but stares with envy at a small red family member, not realizing that the red one is easily 50 or more years older than she is! So often this is true when we feel envy. For more information, click here.
Couldn’t resist a small bottle that fell over accidentally, spilling its contents on my table. Just what a kid would do, if he were the baby in my series The Bottle Family. This series of family portraits started in January and will go on two more weeks, I think. For more information about the small oil painting, click here.
The Bottle Family series continues with three large bottles looking gravely at a small glass. (I can remember the tongue-lashings yet!) This is number 7 of a series of paintings depicting antique bottles which, somehow, to me, resemble real people! For more information on this painting, click here.