Tuesday, February 28, 2012

more lemons

I will move on from lemons soon I promise... : )
I think the color really cheers me up during these cold rainy days! ...

the morning run with my man : )

Sunday, February 26, 2012

and one that's a little more 'abstracted'

and the painting

almost here ...

gentle warm rains
flocks of bluebirds
eggs in abundance
soft haze of new grasses

here she comes - happy to see her

Friday, February 24, 2012

pink lemonaid

so this ones a bit 'different' - but it's a painting to push me out of my comfort zone... the challenge was to not use any 'local color' meaning the color that the thing is... pretty interesting results...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

red and yellow

one more with lemons : ) had to play with the red ...

all my paintings are on my web site and this project cataloged here - "small works"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


one more with the lemons I think I may move on tomorrow but enjoying the yellow in contrast with the hard metal.. : )

all my paintings are on my web site and this project cataloged here - "small works"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

big table farm made a big splash in San Francisco

You can now find our wines at these esteemed establishments in San Francisco! Big Table Farm wines got a very warm welcome this past week - Thanks to Revel wines!

Slanted Door
Atelier Crenn
Wo Hing

(no shortage of great food but also lots of beauty at these fabulous locals!)

Atelier Crenn's artistry

getting juiced up - todays painting

getting going on my 30 days of paintings 2 down 28 to go : )

all my paintings are on my web site and this project cataloged here - "small works"

(this piece is 6" x 6" oil on board and is $200)

Monday, February 20, 2012

a thirty day challenge

This is not a diet ... it's an art challenge! I'm giving my self 30 days to create thirty paintings - they will all be 6" x 6" and will be for sale for $200 each.

I'm doing this in an effort to re-focus myself on my art - I'm allowing my self a wide open subject matter but making them all on 6" squares....

the first painting is up on my web site also in the new category called "small works" this will be where I will post daily each painting I do !!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Oviparous Valentine

There are things from all our childhood kitchens that bring back sweet memories... for me it's my mom's blue dutch oven, the mix-master, her joy of cooking cook book (which I'm lucky enough to now own) and this little gem below!

I was musing with one of my brothers the other day about this cooker saying how it was the greatest totally gratuitous kitchen gadget ever but oh how I loved it - and if I ever saw one again I would totally buy it - not because I need an egg poacher in any way but just 'because' it's such a sweet little gadget and reminds me of my dad so much - street car hash, poached eggs on toast you name it he LOVED this gadget too!!! it made eggs perfectly every time...

So what does my ever so thoughtful brother (Joseph) do he finds me one and has it shipped to me for valentines day!!! I was so excited I poached an egg immediately!!

this ones for you dad! xo clare

Saturday, February 4, 2012

no need for words with beautiful shots like these !

Some beautiful photos from our truffle festival lunch Big Table Farm wines with Jason French's amazing wood fired cooking (chef owner of Ned Ludd ) we hosted 40 people at the lunch which was a huge success!

this first set of photos are by Jen Reyneri - a really wonderful photographer!!


This second group of shots are by Marke Blaine

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

so many things to write about so little time!!

Truffle festival photos and stories will be the next post - I promise!!

But in the mean time here some beautiful shots of the dogs - We had a professional photographer out here at the farm scouting out place for a photo shoot for a catalog (can't tell which one till we get the gig - then you KNOW I will : ) the photographer had a really nice easy way about him and took beautiful photos! - he's got a very nice web site with more of his work check it out!