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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blue and White Inspiraitons From My Kitchen

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My kitchen is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art. We are having what we call a "cold wave" in Southern California and it is not expected to get over 50 today so we will not be in the garden looking for inspirations.

Bentley, My Studio Assistant, is wearing his new Christmas sweater it is so cold today and is standing at the door waiting to come in.

I just got home from Trader Joe's and bought a bunch of Sunflowers. I am using a new camera and have not figured out how to use it - sorry for the poor quality of the photos!!

Can you tell that I love blue and white?  Now you know why so many of my paintings have a piece of blue and white china in them that I call  my signature piece.

                      I love having the mirror by the sink as it reflects the little patio garden off my kitchen.

                                                                More blue and white!

I ended up arranging the Sunflowers in a blue and white pitcher and decided to go into my studio to paint them.  Let's go to the studio and I will show you the beginning painting.

                                                           The beginning of the new painting.


                                                            Here is the finished painting.

Thank you for stopping by.  I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visit, comments, e-mails and those of you who follow my blog.  My winter bulbs are starting to bloom and maybe by next week some of the Daffodils will be in bloom to paint.

Have a lovely week.   Blessings, Erin

                    "Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to god with loud songs of joy."  Psalm  47:1


Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

So beautiful; your painting is just lovely. Thank you for sharing!

Happy@Home said...

Bentley looks very handsome in his new sweater.
I am a fellow blue and white lover and enjoyed this peek into your charming kitchen. It makes me happy just seeing the cheerful colors and your painting is beautiful.

Leslie said...

It's been a long time since I've visiting the Painted Garden! I am working on a new way to keep up on all of my blogs. Yikes.
First, I love the white and blue in your kitchen. It looks so warm and summery! The sunflowers and painting are stunning ~ another reminder of sweet summertime. the temperature here in Baltimore has been above 50, kinda weird for January!
Have a great weekend.

Donna said...

Oh, gee. I just love looking at your house. It's so cheery and cozy. Just my style.

Stacey said...

Perfection. I love your little lampshade with the red and yellow toile/blue white checks. What a cute combo! Your painting is beautiful.

Susan said...

Beautiful! And your kitchen is darling. HOW can you paint such a beautiful piece so quickly? You are amazing. Love, love, love it all. Susan

Vicki Boster said...

Erin- your cottage is SO cozy and charming-- such a wonderful little "nest" for you and Bentley--- who, by the way-- looks adorable in that sweater!! I love your blue and white dishes!! The painting is just so lovely--

Unknown said...

Hi Erin,
Oh, how I love receiving your blog! Every time, it is so uplifting. Your house is just lovely, cosy and inviting. I love your collection of roosters, too. Your painting is beautiful...how nice to see the splash of yellow from the always happy sunflowers. And Mr. Bentley looks dashing in his new argyle sweater...also blue and white.
Thank you for sharing your beauty and good spirits with us all. You have such an amazing talent...


Kathryn Bechen said...

Oh those colors are gorgeous Erin and so is your painting! Have fun! Kathryn

Lady Jane said...

It is always uplifting to visit you and Bentley. We are enjoying a January thaw here in New England but your blue and white painting with the yellow sunflowers just made my day. Thanks LJ

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful Kitchen Erin....your painting is beautiful too. Have a creative week.


Evie said...

Love your cottage kitchen!!! Especially the garden view from the French doors.... Charming!

MarionCotillard said...

beautiful gardon!That's what happy life is^^!If you want to view some other kind of paintings,you can view http://www.artisoo.com/

Kathi said...

Your home is so precious, I just love everything. I could just move right on in!
xoxo Kathi

Kathi said...

Your home is so precious. I just love everything. I could move right on in!
xoxo Kathi

Sami said...

Hi Erin, I have just started following you, via the grow your blog at 2Bagsfull. I love, love, love your blog colours, photos, your cosy kitchen...
Blues and yellows are my favourite colours, so you have won me over! I hope to feel inspired by your wonderful paintings to start painting again. Thanks

Burlap Luxe said...

New to your site. I havé to tell you That i lové your country Frenchness:)

I also live in Southern Ca.
What area are you from?

Have a beautiful weekend, let it inspire the best out of you.