Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May Flowers

Another late start to my morning. Feeling a bit lazy, drinking my tea and working on the computer before I actually get to work on things. I have a custom order for a shore bird painting and I'm going to work on that today. My panel is prepared with gesso. I gesso and sand layer after layer on my masonite to prepare it to accept the oil paint.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Haitian Artist, Leonce Love

It's been so long since I've posted anything. To be honest,

Title and link: Kouzen Zaka (Father of Agriculture) 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

New Plein Air Paintings

Here's my most recent pieces along with a cabinet I designed to hold original oil paintings.  These were all painted on location, en plein air at various locations around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Blue House link

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sonoma Paint Out - The Farm

Today's paint out was at 'the farm' in Sonoma. A beautiful and private location. It was a bit windy out there today but not unbearable. Many artists showed up to paint, I was thrilled! So happy to finally meet some of my artist friends in person and be able to paint alongside them.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Church Birdhouse

Yesterday I made this cute white little church birdhouse. I'm having fun designing and making these. Each one can be customized on the church color and window trim/roof colors.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Just Stuff

I cannot believe it's already February and we're well into spring like weather here in California. It's been in the mid 70's lately and things are blooming already.

I've been busy working on some new designs for the shop, designing new cabinets, shelves and some cute rustic bird houses. Here's one of my new tree cabinet designs. This is a narrow profile cabinet but it can be customized in all sorts of ways. The measurements, placement of the tree doors, shelf placements, etc..

If you would like this cabinet with some changes, here's what you'll need to send me;

Measurements needed. Height x width x depth (depth is how far it sticks out when hung)
Any other details about the shelf you might want different.
Your zip code.

Please contact me through our Etsy shop: honeystreasures

Friday, January 26, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

More Woodworking - Home Decor - Furniture

Here's a few examples of my woodworking. I like doing the woodworking, it's fun and it keeps my mind occupied so I don't go crazy with grieving. Okay, well, I do go crazy with grieving. It's a hard life without Mike. I counted on him. I depended on him. We spent every day together for twenty years. How do you go from that to this? It's an emptiness inside of me without him. God how I miss you, Michael. I must find the strength to go on. Only with God's help.

A sweet little shelf for kitchen or bath with towel bar option.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Matanzas Creek Winery

Yesterday we went to Matanzas Creek Winery in Santa Rosa. Lovely lavender fields, like being in France.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What is New and My YouTube Channel

Hi There! I know I've neglected my blog for some time now, I've been so busy getting ready for some exciting things that are happening.

Friday, May 5, 2017

#39 Daily Painting - Showing Frame

This is a potted plant that I painted plein air in Locke, CA, on a bright sunny day. It was a scraggly little plant in a clay pot with pitiful pink flowers. I set my easel and in no time set to painting.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Painting #29 A

Amador Fall
When we were camping at Jackson Rancheria, we drove around doing plein air painting. This house set against the vineyard was what caught my eye.

Painting #28 - All Aglow

I know, I know, I haven't been posting a painting every day. I've been very sick all week. Some nasty bug I caught that has made my asthma flare up and every night I'm having trouble breathing. I'm missing my gym workout so much and am sick of the inactivity. I've been forcing myself to paint whenever I have the energy.

Tomorrow I'm going to be painting at a big event at Rush Ranch and on Sunday I'll be painting at another event at a winery in St. Helena. Both are events that are open to the public and they've invited plein air groups to participate. Should be fun, I'm looking forward to painting plein air this weekend as I've pretty much been cooped up in the house all week.

So, I guess I should redo my painting a day goal to A Painting a Day, As Long As I'm not sick. :-P

Here's a painting I did before I got sick.

All Aglow 5x7 original oil painting

Friday, April 28, 2017

Painting #27 - Pleasants Valley Farm

The frame below is handmade by Michael and hand painted by me.  Mike has been very busy making a bunch of frames for the upcoming art gallery I'll be going in, in June. He's also making them for several of my paintings that will be at the Art on the Vine event in Fairfield on the same first weekend in June.
Pleasants Valley Farm 6x6

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Painting a Day - #24 & #25

You saw this one from yesterday's post from painting at the iris farm. Here it is again, as painting a day #24 and below this is painting a day #25. I figured it's been awhile since I posted my daily paintings, (I've been busy working on orders) that I should try to get caught up here.

6x6 oil painting.
Here's painting #25.
6x12 oil painting.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Plein air #23

Here's my latest, it's an 8 x 10. When we were painting in Tiburon last month, I snapped a photo of this house by the roadside with Mt. Tam behind it for future reference and decided to do a quick little study of it.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

#24 Landscape - Point Reyes Seashore

We were painting in and around Point Reyes and happened to come upon this beautiful scene off the road. There was nowhere to park to paint this plein air so my husband slowed the truck down for me to capture a reference photo.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter and Daily Painting #20

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter today. This was painted at Big Break Regional Park in Antioch, the same day I did the clouds over the water with the windmills in the previous post.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Painting a Day #8 - Green Valley, California

This is my number 8 in a painting a day series, link here.  My goal is to paint one each day and so far, I'm pretty much on track. I didn't post any over the weekend because I was busy working and unable to. I did paint though.