Monday, February 27, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's " February Florence"

7"H x 5"W x 1 1/2"D
Oil on Gallery wrapped Canvas

This painting is the February Challenge at the "A Day Not Wasted" site of Lee Brown who is the photographer.  I enjoyed making each of the buildings an individual. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Lamb Chops With Potatoes"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil on Raymar Panel

This painting is for the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge.  The subject matter was "raw meat" as in the famous Dutch paintings of yesteryear.  I chose to buy some lamb chops and make my lamb chops with onions and potatoes.  Recipe...Cover bottom of glass baking pan with Olive Oil.  Slice a large onion and place in the bottom.  Slice white potatoes and place over onions.  Place Lamb chops on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle all with salt and pepper.  Add small pieces of fresh or canned peeled tomatoes around the top of the lamb.  Add water to top edge of chops, add bay leaf.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes, uncover and let  cook another 15 minutes.  Serve in bowls with juice and crusty Italian bread.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Sunshine Ride"

4"H x 3.75"W Ink and Watercolor on 7"H x 5"W watercolor greeting card.
$5.00 plus  postage 

This is my first entry into the VIRTUAL PAINTOUT site.  You use Google Earth to go to an assigned site and walk around to find your spot that you would like to paint.  This month is Elba.  My chosen site is 26 Via della Bonalaccia Campo nellElba, Tuscany, Italy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "The Clearing Coffee Pot"

11"H x 9"W Original Pastel on Sanded Paper.
$65.00 Unframed Email Me  or go to Ebay

I painted this pastel while at The Clearing in Ellison Bay, WI.  It is an old pewter coffee pot on a stand that they had in the dining room up on top of a cabinet.  I love the shape and design of the metal stand and lid.  This is my entry for Paint Party Friday.  Happy PPF!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "One Potato, Two Potato...."

8"H x 8"W Original Oil On Raymar Panel

I had done an earlier version of this and changed the colors on this one.  I like the complementary blue with the orange of the sweet potato and the greener blue background with the red potato.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Chocolate Birdsong"

8"H x 8"W Original Oil Painting on heavy textured under painting.
To see more detail click on photo to enlarge.
$50.00 unframed Email Me or go to Ebay.

The Daily Paintworks challenge for this week is to paint your sweet Valentine treats before you eat them!  Of course this meant that I had to go buy some fancy chocolates to paint, and while I was there at this really neat store that features all the seasonal holidays with food and home decorations, I had to buy this cute little bird and the pink plate, too!  Yippee!  Now I can eat them..or maybe I should wait until tomorrow?! (2/14)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Ratatouille"

8"H x 10"W Oil on Canvas
$50.00 Unframed Email me or go to Ebay
Click on painting to enlarge for more detail.

This painting is from a photo from Ria Hills blog site called "Shoot & Paint".  Once a month a new photograph is posted and anyone interested in painting it may post their painting until the end of that month. All mediums and styles are welcome.  I love to make ratatouille in the summer and these vegetables are a good start towards my recipe which also includes olive oil, onions, fresh garlic, fresh parsley, green beans, carrots, zucchini, potatoes and salt.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Boxes & Cups & Bunnies, Oh My!"

8"H x 8"W Original Oil on Raymar Panel
$50 Unframed.  To purchase Email Me
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This is my finished painting for the "White on White Challenge" offered by Ann Feldman this week on Daily Paintworks.  As Ann explains, nothing(hardly ever) is pure white.  If you will look below you see the stages getting to my finished painting.  My set-up was under an incandescent light so everything looked warm, but the shadows are pretty cool.  Here is my first sketch below.  I had toned the canvas orange.

Here is the actual set-up.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Gloria J Zucaro's "Stone Barn"

8"H x 16"W Original Oil on Raymar Panel
Unframed   To buy it now for $50.00 contact me at Email 
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I painted this barn and wagon from photos I had taken when I went to visit The Volkening Farm in Schaumburg, Illinois.  It is a working farm replica of an 1880's rural German farm community.  It was done with a palette knife which gives it a lot of texture.  I especially liked the stone base of this red barn so didn't show the top of the barn, and the "Dutch" door to enter the lower level.  This is my Paint Party Friday entry for this week.  Hopefully after my gallery show this weekend, I will get back on my regular painting and networking schedule!  Happy PPF!