Friday, March 26, 2010

little squirt

This is an oil painting that I did a few years ago. I call it my "little squirt." There is something about just a little squirt of lemon that can add a certain zest to my day.

What sort of patronizing little squirt adds a bit of zest to your day?

Congrats to Laura Casey who won the "little cakes" book from The Riviera Whimsical Bakehouse.
I know Laura will enjoy baking with her little squirts, oh, I mean her adorable little ones!
(My daughter randomly selected number 29.)

22 comments:

Joyce said...

I adore your lemon and enjoy a squirt here and there. During the summer I like to sit back and enjoy a big tall cold glass of homemade lemonade.
I painted a small painting many moons ago while I was in California. It has been hanging in my mom's kitchen.
A bowl of lemons can even add a smile to my day.

Southern Lady said...

There is something about lemons! I love just putting a bowl of lemons on the kitchen counter to brighten the spot. What brightens my day? My little squirts, (or shall I say big squirts) Catie and Carson. Carla

Debra said...

I love lemon-and use a lot of it! Zest here and there and a squeeze. Last night I had family in for another b'day dinner and with wine before dinner we had French Breakfast radishes with smokey sea salt and lemon.
Congrats to Laura on her new cute cupcake book.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Love it. Makes me want to get back to still life.

Kwana said...

Oh how I love that lemon!! One of my favorites! I'm so proud to have a lemon of my own in my house.

Purple Flowers said...

I love lemons (and limes). Currently, we have a bunch of lemons on a silver platter on the kitchen counter - so pretty and practical.
I love your painting - it's beautiful!
Congratulations to Laura on winning the cupcake book. Wishing you many sweet dreams. :)

A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful piece. so simple and lovely.

Barbara said...

Love little posts.
Lemons are always in my refrig waiting to be added to my daily tea or on my yogurt.
Your still life is...full of life.
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style chronicle said...

I love your oil paintings. I am ready for some home squeezed lemonade!

Ivy Lane said...

lovely painting!! My Mom is an artist and specializes in oil on canvas.. your "little squirt" makes me want to go to her house and go through her paintings in the basement and bring one home to display! i know she has a still life of fruit some where..! Happy SUNNY Friday!!!

I love to squirt a bit of lemon in my chardonnay! adds a little zing and cuts through the oakiness ( is that a word!?) :)

Mary Lou Rutledge said...

Beautiful painting..
I hate to say a squirt of caffeine helps start my day. Shameful as it is.
I do love lemon in a glass of water. Makes it not so watery!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I love the sultry colors with the pop of yellow. Such a beautiful painting Patricia. I think what makes my day is the kindness of strangers, especially through blogging. That and a hug from one of my children!

All my best to you PVE for a beautiful weekend x

Sarah said...

Its perfectly beautiful and simple. Great job!

Carey said...

That is a painfully beautiful lemon, Patricia! I covet that painting!

(when I took my first painting class in 2003, one of the first things I painted was a lemon:)

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Thanks so much! My little ones are sweet squirts!

My Notting Hill said...

Love this. It is nice to see your oil works as well as your illustrations. Have a great weekend.

A Country Farmhouse said...

It's beautiful. And love the title - it can't help but make you smile. : ) Happy weekend to you! Trina

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

fabulous rendering of a zesty lemon Patricia! You never cease to amaze me:) BTW, I drew ur name for the country mouse doorstop giveaway...I know ur addie...so u should have it soon:)

Janet said...

When life hands you lemons...paint them! Love it...bon weekend!

LindsB said...

thats the best name for this- I love Little Squirt, it has a ring to it that makes me want to keep saying it over and over :)

La Maison Fou said...

I also love to get the lil limes at the grocery store; just enough for a spritz of something. About the size of a 50 cent piece!
Nice oil paiting,
L.

Cote de Texas said...

this looks like an antique still life!!! it's beautiful. I wish i could paint like you. I'd be churning out a fruit a day. :)