Classic Still Life Oil Paintings

Classic Still Life Oil Paintings

I enjoy setting up food photos in the same way that I used to like the process of setting up a still life to paint. I would plan them out and then paint from life in my studio, carefully observing every detail and light and shadow. The big difference is that in the case of classic still life oil painting, it took days and weeks to finish one painting. With digital photography, the reward comes much quicker. At this time in my life, I don't have the time to devote to oil painting,…
Snow Pea Salad with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

Snow Pea Salad with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette

Snow Pea Salad with Ginger Lime Vinaigrette 4 servings 3 cups of snow peas (blanched) 1 carrot thinly sliced in 2 inch pieces 1/2 cup of thinly sliced red cabbage 1/2 red pepper diced 1 cup of beech (or any) mushrooms 1 small baby bok choy thickly chopped enough greens for 4 people (spinach, arugula, pea shoots, etc.) Ginger Lime Vinaigrette: 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice 2 TB. of seasoned rice vinegar 1/4 cup of sesame oil 1 TB. of Tamari 1 Tb. of honey or agave 1 teas. of lime zest…
First Snow of the Year in the City, and the “Blizzard of 2015″

First Snow of the Year in the City, and the “Blizzard of 2015″

January 6th / 2015 Our first snow of the year! It's actually pretty and I can't complain because it has been a rather mild winter so far compared to 2014. We shall see what the rest of the winter brings! The Conservatory in Central Park  The view out the window early in the morning. Parker & Bailey in the snow. January 24 - A wintry day in Central Park. A flock of Pintail ducks all trying to find a place to swim in "The Pool". 1/27/15   -   The so called "Blizzard…
Some of my Favorite Oatmeal Combinations

Some of my Favorite Oatmeal Combinations

Oatmeal Combos Oatmeal is my "go to" breakfast most mornings. It has so many health benefits from lowering cholesterol to being healthy for your heart. It not only tastes delicious, but you can easily add other ingredients to change it up and add even more nutrition. Almost any kind of fruit can be added (fresh or dried), as well as nuts, and pumpkin, sunflower, flax, chia & hemp seeds. You can choose to add agave, honey, raw sugar or maple syrup, or simply use the fruit to sweeten it. I like coconut milk…
Memories of the Hamptons Cottage

Memories of the Hamptons Cottage

Over the fireplace in the Hamptons Cottage / 2014. Now that we are starting to build pretty much a new cottage, I am just beginning to plan out "the look" we want. The mantel was a fun place to display some of the beachy things that I love. It is going to be a project to find just the right assortment to put over the new fireplace, as well as the open kitchen shelves. This is a reminder of the "look & feel" I want, once the renovation is complete. More Cottage Decor…