Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Reclining in Provence

“Reclining in Provence”, 8"x10", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing
This small painting is one of my current favorites. My reference photo was taken of my daughter on our dream vacation last summer in Provence. The farmhouse we rented had, among many other wonderful things, a french daybed outdoors to lie down and relax in. For me this painting captures the feeling of the time we spent in Provence. It was wonderfully relaxing, sunny, beautiful, and, well, French! If you're looking for a great place to rent near Avignon, I can highly recommend this place. Guy and Lindsay followed their passion and moved to Provence to rent out their farmhouse, tend the gardens, etc. Their hospitality and english speaking were so welcome! But they can tell it so much better than I can. I'll admit that sometimes I go to their website just to see the grounds and living space once again.

Monday, June 17, 2013

New Beginnings

“Bench Under Sycamore Tree”, 11"x14", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing
“Bench Under Sycamore Tree” is now with a wonderful and newly single woman who plans to surround herself with “beautiful things in [her] beautiful new life”. You go, girl! :-)

Friday, June 14, 2013

New Paintings Delivered

“Boy Reading”, 10"x8", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing

“Girl with Clouds”, 10"x8", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Green Apples

“Apples 2”, 5x5", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing
I’ve been trying to get more practice drawing from live models. Apples will hold still for longer than  my daughter or dog will.

Monday, June 10, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons…

“Lemon with Aqua and Blue”, 5"x5", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing
SATs, SAT subject tests, APs, and finals are over. Summer has officially arrived at our house!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Juicy Tomato Makes for an Appetizing Painting

“Tomato1”, 5x5", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing

Having fun with this small format. Yes, this was a real tomato. Sitting on my real kitchen counter. And yes, it was tasty. :-)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Artwork Available at Peninsula Museum of Art

I am happy to announce that the gift shop at the new Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, California now has several of my paintings available for sale! They range from the large 48"x36" “Following the Birds” to several smaller pieces including some brand new 5"x5" pieces perfect for a gift (to a friend or to yourself!). Below I’ve posted a couple of my most recent pieces.

“Flowers with Yellow and Green”, 5x5", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing
“Flowers with Yellow and Green” was inspired by the colors in C├ęzanne’s still-lifes.

“Morning Cup”, 5"x5", © 2013 Rebecca Lambing
Along with my new daily painting habit, I’ve developed a routine of seeping black tea every morning and am not sure I would function quite as well without it. If it cools too much before I drink it all, it is put on ice and enjoyed cold! “My Morning Cup” is a tribute to this reassuring ritual.

Don’t know about the Peninsula Museum of Art? You’re missing out! They’ve very recently relocated from Belmont to 18,000 square feet of beautiful new space in Burlingame. In addition to the store, there are five gallery spaces, a library, and a classroom. The attached Peninsula Art Institute also houses 29 working artist studios. There is a great current exhibit of Joe Price’s serigraphs that are just amazing. There is a new exhibit coming up on the Art of Science Fiction. I don’t know what to expect of it, but am looking forward to seeing what it’s about. Click here to go to the museum’s website for more information.