Monday, May 14, 2012

Number 100! Café Blanco'

42" x 42" acrylic on canvas... white on white

Number 100, I know, I can't believe it. It's white on white, "Café Blanco'", very white. Number 98 and 100 make a nice pair. In the video that I posted of the open house, you get a glimpse of both these paintings. This one looks like a blank canvas or blank space in the video, but is is not. It is... the white coffee cup.

Need a little color? I did too after that, so I give to you a celebration painting....... a toast! To 100 Coffee Cups Paintings and the fun we had with this series!
18"x14" mixed media on canvas
This is titled "Thirsty" and I actually finished and sold it on April 27th. This painting and a few others that were hanging around it, gave me the inspiration for my next series of 100 paintings. 

"Spirits"... I've painted drink paintings that are mixed with spirits, figurative paintings that are spiritual and sometimes I paint where my spirit takes me! 

I was talking to Prairie Jill about this next series and she summed it up very well with the following words:  "Ooh, Spirits - I like that. Let's see, free spirits (like those wonderful abstract women you paint), blithe spirits, alcoholic spirits, ghostly spirits. Oh, yeah!! "

For now, I thought I would take 100 days of vacation with no expectation! This doesn't mean I won't paint.... I just may not paint anything I'm expecting (or is that expected?) to paint that is a part of any series!

Where is that cake Myra sent me? Mmmmm.... M&M's...... Thanks Myra!
Oh, I love chocolate! So good with coffee.....
-jM

10 comments:

Last Cup Of Coffee said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WONDERFUL SERIES!!!!!!! I enjoyed it every sip of the way! I agree with you - just have some fun and paint! That olive looks soooo delicious!

martinealison said...

Toutes mes félicitations ma chère pour cette vente du 27 avril dernier...
J'essaie d'imaginer mon petit noir avec un grand nuage de lait pour qu'il devienne aussi blanc que ta tasse numéro 100!!!...
Je te fais de gros bisous et repose-toi un peu!

Doug Wilcoxon said...

Especially loved the white on white finish to the coffee cups. Saw "Thirsty" at the open house and fell in love with it. Looking forward to your spirits series.

fine art in artful jewelry said...

congratulations, jM!! i've loved every step of the way, but i must say that i'm looking forward to seeing thhe 'spirits' as they emerge!

hmuxo said...

"Lovin" this series, Janett!!

PrairieJill said...

Congratulations on the 100 coffee cups! I'm looking forward to the 100 Spirits series, but I love your idea of 100 days of vacation! Enjoy! (Enjoy that chocolate cake, too. Yum!)

Lisa Graham Art said...

Congratulations Janett!!!!!!!!! Wow! I have enjoyed your coffee paintings so much! I think I shall miss them.

Lovin' that cake...ain't Myra a sweetie pie?

Well done! Can't wait to see what's next!

Bonnie Heather said...

Dear JanettMarie, I'm sorry I missed the virtual party. I hope you had a great time ;D

Looking forward to all that is to come.

Angela said...

Janet, I want a piece of that cake. Love the 100th cup. I am checking to see what you paint next.

Carole said...

Congratulations Janet! Well done! Bravo! Ta da!