Thursday, May 17, 2012

$100 & $10 S&H




It's martini time again!  These olives are deliberating... gin or vodka martini's.  I know a real martini is gin.  And yum about that, right?  Especially my favorite, Hendrick's Gin.  Not that I drink a lot, but (like the guy in the commercial for Dos Equis) when I DO, I like really good stuff.  Ahem.  And about that.. I have another painting trip coming up, and one of my friends from that group is with me on the hunt for the PERFECT Cosmo.  The palest shade of pink blush.  Chilled martini glasses.  Really, don't even think about ice (unless you're in the South and it's truly hot!), because with that cold glass, and the shaker full of ice - that baby won't have TIME to warm down.  So I'm going to be practicing making them.  I'm going to get tips from the bartender at The Boat House Restaurant in Tiverton, which, if you are ever in the area... you should go.  This is turning into a drink and restaurant critique... so, let's get back to those olives!

*SATURDAY* is the Girls Just Wanna Paint Opening!!!

SO hard to photograph!  I loved all the greens in them.  At first, because I just was reading about this awesome artist who does this, I tried mixing up my colors right at the outset.  The problem was, I kept thinking the green was GREENER than it is.  It's almost a yellow, an ochre-y yellow.  And the shadows are dark, but not as dark as I initially thought.  So... I'm back to mixing as I go.  So what if it's not as quick?  I'm not quick.  Take it from me that these babies look so much better in person.
AND.... I was the featured artists in the YWCA's publication "She Shines".  Learning a lot about giving interviews..
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15 comments:

  1. Une peinture toute adorable... j'aime beaucoup les nuances de couleurs et le magnifique travail des ombres et des lumières...
    Un verre de Martini serait parfait... pour partager une belle conversation artistique en grignotant vos petites olives fourrées...
    gros bisous

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  2. Love this painting and hilarious post! The olives are just fabulous! As far as cosmos go...you know how I like mine:) Congrats on all the good things going on for you!! You go Kelley Mac!

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  3. I just love green olives. That saltiness and slightly woody texture just packs a wonderful punch, as does this painting. Well done, Kelley.

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  4. So much in one little post! Love the article! The greens in the olives are wonderful...love the added reds and shadows. Look good enough for any martini. AND good luck on the opening!

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  5. Well that painting just got me hankering for a martini at Embers Rt. 139 in Marshfield. That, and one of their flat bread pizzas is the best way to start a weekend! You do olives better than anyone I know!

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  6. Great post! Nice, getting your word out in the YWCA magazine, you Cover Girl, you!

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  7. Wish my husband could have one of your experiments, because he loves martinis. Great painting!!!

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  8. I'm loving this painting... That green is so challenging to capture but you did a great job!

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  9. Beautiful greens, great shadows, and highlights! Just love it all!

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  10. cool painting and cool interview.
    You Rock!

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  11. Nice interview, Kelley! Nice olives, too. Some day we'll share a martini. Olives and gin already on hand...

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  12. I LOVE olives - although mostly in salads (never having tried a martini - I know, I live a sheltered life!)and yours are fabulous! Great job, Kelley!

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  13. Oh those colors!! Beautiful, especially the eye popping reds!!

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful painting! We would like to eat some!
    love
    tweedles

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