Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pink Poppies

I think I was in the pink mode today painting pink poppies.

The earliest citations of 'in the pink' are from the 16th century and, at that time, the meaning was 'the very pinnacle of something', but not necessarily limited to health. The earliest example that I can find of pink being used with that meaning is from 1597 Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, 1597:
Mercurio: Why, I am the very pinke of curtesie.

The earliest citation I've found for 'in the pink' is from Leigh's Kensington Gardens, 1720:
"'Tis the Pink of the Mode, to marry at first Sight: - And some, indeed, marry without any Sight at all."
The 'pink of the mode', i.e. the acme of excellence of fashion, was a common early usage and continued to be used throughout the 19th century.

Delilah Smith, Michigan, USA



Pink Poppies
Pink Poppies, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Pink Poppies
12x9
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper
The finest quality watercolor were used in this painting.

Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Asparagus No. 4-SOLD

Of course this is home grown Michigan Asparagus painted just for you.

Great artists have always enjoyed painting floral themes, whether capturing fields of wildflowers, exquisite blooms in vases or simply the perfection of a single fallen petal. Fruits in bowls also frequently appeal to the painterly eye.

Then there are vegetables, the supposedly less-exciting garden inhabitants: sometimes supple, often juicy, of all colors and shapes.I think it is the bright bold colors that keep me paintng vegetables again and again.

Artists who bring vegetables to the canvas seem just as appreciative of beauty — yet with an added sense of pragmatism, since vegetables not only look aesthetically pleasing, but they are wonderful to eat cooked or raw.
Delilah Smith , Michigan, USA

Asparagus No.4
Asparagus No.4, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Aspargus No 4
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed watercolor paper

Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 12 in (22.9 cm X 30.5 cm)
Price: $100 USD

SOLD
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bread and Butter Pickles

Bread and Butter Pickles
Bread and Butter Pickles, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Bread and Butter Pickles
9x12
watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed paper

Delilah Smith,Michigan, USA

Media: watercolor
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Lilacs and Butterflies

Painters paint for all kinds of reasons. I am inspired by the things I see and think about. The scenery around me, landscapes, and all the various kinds of flowers.
Delilah Smith, Michigan USA

Lilacs and Butterflies
Lilacs and Butterflies, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Lilacs and Butterflies
8.5x11
watercolor on 300 lb watercolor paper

Media: watercolor
Size: 11 in X 8.5 in (27.9 cm X 21.6 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Bubble Fish School,

Bubble Fish School
School of FIsh, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Okay kids its time to go back to school.
School Of Fish
10 1/2x 14 1/2
watercolor on cold pressed watercolor paper
Bubble School, FIsh
About This Painting:
Bubble School Fish

10 1/2x 14 1/2
watercolor on cold pressed watercolor paper

Delilah Smith, Michigan, USA

Media: watercolor
Size: 14.5 in X 10.5 in (36.8 cm X 26.7 cm)
Price: $300 USD
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Price: $300 USD plus $15 USD s/h
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Delilah Smith, Michigan, USA