Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Past Month Flew By...

A very long time since I've posted anything. We've been going out and painting a lot this past month. First there was all the stuff to get ready for the art show and the new gallery opening in Benicia. Very exciting things are happening and my blog has suffered. lol

Here's some photos of a few of our recent activities throughout the past month.

We went to South Tahoe to paint the snow in Hope Valley.

I painted at Art on the Vine.

We went to Mendocino and I did eight paintings up there.

We painted up in Mt. Diablo.

 We painted at a sunflower farm in Woodland.

We painted in Sonoma at a farm today.

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.

I'm going to be in a new art gallery opening up in Benicia, California. Today is my day to go hang my paintings on my wall space. I'll post more about the gallery and the location tomorrow. The gallery is on First Street and the grand opening is this coming Saturday. I won't be there because I'll be at Back Road Vines, Art on the Vine.

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, is Art on the Vine held at Back Road Vines in Fairfield, CA. I will have a booth featuring my original oil paintings. If you live local, please visit and be sure to pop by and say hello to me. This is a fun event, free to the public and free parking. Wine tasting, food, music and original art by local artists.

My painting was chosen for the postcard this year. I painted this plein air at Rush Ranch in Suisun.

This past month I've been painting, making and painting frames for my artwork. My husband, Michael made the frames for me and I painted and did the gilding on the trim. They turned out so beautifully. We've already got an artist up in Placerville area that ordered some frames for her original pastel paintings. She is a fabulous artist and we're honored that she likes our frames that much.

Also, I'm on YouTube, featuring my plein air painting on location around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Wherever I travel, I bring my paints and supplies. Please subscribe!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Handmade Frames for My Original Oil Paintings

Morning Glories, Mare Island
This post is only half of my paintings that are framed and ready for the upcoming art show, Art on the Vine, held at Backroad Vines in Fairfield, 2221 Julian Lane, June 3 and 4, 2017 and for the new art gallery opening in Benicia that I'm going in, The Little Art Shop, opening June 3, 2017.

Mike has been hard at work making the frames and I hand painted them and did the gilding by hand, too. I love how they turned out, he did a beautiful job.

Below each photo is the title of the painting, if you click on that, it'll take you to the page the painting is listed on our Etsy shop, Honey's Treasures.

I'll be posting the other half of the framed paintings as soon as I paint them and we get them into place with wire on the back.

Mt. Diablo
Amador County Barn
Stormy Sky, Cherry Glen Road
All Aglow 
Frame side view.
Pierce Road
Chinese Geranium Pot 
Fence in the Road
Briones Regional Park
Fall River Mills
Pleasants Valley Iris Farm
House at Tiburon 
Pond with Lily Pads
Carquinez Apartments on the Water
Mt. Tamalpais View
Amador Fall Vineyard
Morro Bay 
Mt. Diablo from Birds Landing
Petaluma Barns 
Cherry Glen Road

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.
Scraggly Chinese Geraniums
Mike made the frame for me and I painted it Cottage White and added gold leaf trim along the inside edge. I like how it turned out. In fact, I have a big art show coming up June 3 and 4 at Backroad Vines in Fairfield. I'll be there doing some plein air painting and selling my latest paintings.
Plein air in Locke.

Come on out if you're local, listen to some music, have some wine and enjoy the art vendors. Be sure to pop by my booth to say hello! I might post again when it gets closer to June but just in case, put it on your calendar. I'll have my easel and will most likely be in my paint clothes working on some view of the vineyards. The painting shown on the postcard above is mine and I should have it with me for sale if it doesn't sell before then. lol

Sunday, April 30, 2017