Both Easter and Apples are done

Cut Apples on Glass Plate
12" x 12", oil on gessobord

Apples on Blue Plate
12" x 12", oil on gessobord

Well, another holiday is over. We had a nice crowd at the restaurant. A lot of my family came to the last seating, so both my daughter and I could sit and enjoy a nice meal, good wine, and my sister Jean's fabulous homemade banana cream pie. Maybe I should paint that! That was made impossible, because it was consumed before anyone could grab a camera.

So today I finished the two apple still lifes I started last week. These were both done on the Ampersand gessoboard. They are both on a 2" deep birch cradle. ..making framing totally unnecessary. Wooo hooo.

I ordered a bunch more gessobord panels and a couple of boxes of 24" x 48" creative edge canvases. The latter size canvases will be used for my next painting...another landscape with some of the soy fields in the background, but featuring a beautiful apple orchard in Dixon, IL. Maybe tonight I'll sketch one out.

But now it's time to start dinner. Don't know where my husband disappeared to. He left hours ago to "get more corn." We have a corn burner in the lounge of our restaurant and we ran out before the weather warmed up. Easter was colder than last Christmas. We have a few more days of cold weather and, then hopefully, things will start to improve.