Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Royal, Kristen Bauer van Straten, True Blood

Royal I   Oil & acrylic on canvas   17" x 17"  NFS yet!
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This is a "spinoff" from a previously posted (and sold!) painting, Lily on Gold.  Yeah, that's showbiz talk.  It's kinda like an episode of Joanie Loves Chachi which was a spinoff from Happy Days--only this painting is much, much better than Joanie Loves Chachi.  It is part of a two pce series which I am still tweaking.  I'll post the companion tomorrow, be sure to visit again! 
Kristen Bauer va Straten
But wait!  In other showbiz news:  Kristen Bauer van Straten who plays delightfully wicked and worldly vampire Pam on HBO's True Blood called this blog "neat" on her Facebook and Twitter pages.  (!!)  Kristen is not only an amazing actress, she is an animal rights activist and she paints!  Apparently, my sister discovered Kristen's floral paintings on Facebook and emailed her a request to have a look-see here. ...and like magic, oh, the traffic.  I do so love getting traffic on this blog.  Thank you Kristen!  ...and thank you Dear Sister, DEBBIE for putting in a good word!


  1. I can see you enjoyed the storming of the crowds, Diane! Your blog is great fun because of your joy de vivre and sense of humor! The lilies are so very beautiful, virginal, bridal.....

  2. This is a gorgeous painting! And congratulations on the mention and all the traffic! woohoo!!!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! Can't wait to see to see the next one.

    Congratulations on getting the mention on Kristen's FB and Twitter! Really fantastic!!

  4. Beautiful lily. I love how the deep rich green stem and leaves fall mostly in shadow, while the bloom is bathed in light.

    And what a neat story!

  5. Thanks for your comments about my paintings--I love this lily! Interesting and unique dark leave shapes leading up to a beautiful flower. Nice composition and background, too. Congrats on the increased traffic!

  6. Well I didn't know about that bit of showbiz news, I just happened over here to see what you were up to, and was just about to tell you how much I like your broken paint sunflowers. But I'll say kudos about the showbiz thing, too! That's pretty cool! (as Miley Cyrus would say) :)

  7. Yes, beautiful stuff. I also love the cat portrait!!!

    Kristin Bauer van Straten


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