Thursday, December 15, 2016

Little Folk Art Hotel del Coronado

Title: Little Folk Art Hotel del Coronado
Size: 6x6x1.5
Medium: Oil over acrylic on stretched canvas.
Date: 12/11/16
Mini-scape folk art painting of Hotel del Coronado with view toward  downtown San Diego, Julian and Point Loma, California.

I couldn't seem to get an accurate photo of this painting.  And photo editing was not of much help.   It looks fresher and more lively than it looks here.   For additional views and information, click HERE
Historic Hotel del Coronado is a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike.  Often referred to affectionately as "The Del",  the iconic resort hotel is also a film location, wedding venue, honeymoon destination and vacation resort offering fine dining, ice skating by the sea and a lovely,  broad, white-sand beach.  Hosting a large, decorated tree in its front lobby it is also a festive spot to visit during the Christmas holiday season.  For an interesting glance back in history and a timeline with photos of The Del, click HERE

Monday, May 23, 2016

Then Came the Sun - Not For Sale

Original art by Sandra Corey
Date: 5/22/16
Title: Then Came the Sun
Medium: Oils over Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Size: 36x36x1.5d  or (3/4  without frame.)
Click HERE for more views of the painting.  Click HERE to visit my Etsy shop.

This is going to sound silly.  

But I have fallen in love with a painting; which is the reason it is posted as not available for purchase.  I even built a frame for it...which made me love it even more.   

It isn't the first time.  And usually after spending "some quality time" with a painting I have fallen in love with,   eventually I can part with it happily.   After all, it's part of the process.

But for the time-being I am smitten and will continue sitting on my sofa and gazing lovingly into its eyes! Go ahead and laugh at my silliness.  I'm laughing too!

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Little Birdie Told Me

Another member of The Shores Series, A Little Birdie Told Me.  We can only imagine what the Little Birdie said.

For more on the collection, please click HERE:

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Note Cards Are For The Birds

The Little Dapper Bird  is one of the newest members of The Shores series note and greeting cards.  You can just  tell he has colorful opinions and stories to tell.

Each card in The Shores Series is made from a print of the 2010 oil painting, La Jolla Shores in the 1950s.

That's where I spent most of my childhood; in a lovely pink house with orange trees, green lawns, blue skies and a blue ocean in La Jolla, California.  One day I had the idea of turning a print of the colorful painting on its side and making candles for a friend's birthday card.  It became Birthday Candles! and from there grew into The Shores Series of greeting and note cards.

Click HERE to see more!

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Remember the days of the trusty old typewriter...somewhere between the pencil and the computer?  They did not require the use of a mouse, a monitor nor hours of tech support.  

With tongue in cheek and a nod to those simple, ingenious and reliable machines, I present....the Typewriter Mouse Pad.

I am a two-handed mouse user so I have one of each on my desk.  They look pretty snappy. 


CLICK HERE for more more views and information.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Art As Comfort Food

I opened my new Etsy Shop,  Art as Comfort Food.  New, I should say, in that I finally stocked and opened it.    It's been a learning process but also fun and I even learned to create shop departments for different categories of items, i.e. calendars, prints, original art etc.

It's chilly outside.  Click HERE to step inside the shoppe and get warm.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Mendocino Miniscape

Size: 8x10x1.5
Medium: oils on archival stretched canvas.
Date: 6/15
Style: Abstract, folk art, Miniscape
Title: To be revealed 

Click on image to enlarge.

Are you up for solving a puzzle?  Before I give the title of this miniscape I thought I'd see whether you can guess where it is.  Keeping in mind the miniscapes bring far things near and may leave out
near things entirely.     While I do try to capture the personality of a place, they are not meant to be literal representations. 

Spoiler alert November 21, 2015:  The answer is Mendocino.  Some of you actually guessed this!  And now the title has been changed to reflect where it is.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Size: 8x10x1.5
Medium: oils on archival stretched canvas.
Date: 3.22.15
Style: Abstract, folk art
Title: Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Click image to enlarge.  Click HERE for more views and information. 

Our weather is heating up again.  Is it time for an old-fashioned glass of lemonade?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Abstract with Fruit

Medium: Oils on archival stretched canvas. 
Colors: blues, greens, purples, reds, yellows, grays, cream. 
Size: 8 X 8 X 1.5"
Date:  2.26.15 

Click on image to see larger view.  Click here for more views. 

Back to one of my favorite painting subjects.   With all its varieties, shapes and colors, fruit lends itself to such fun "decorative interpretation" making it a special joy to paint.  (I would still say it's folk art and I still say folk art is somewhat abstract.)  I'm about halfway through a new painting of fruit, of sorts,  and then possibly a new mini-scape.

Returning to last week's painting, The Kitty Tree, here are some of the thoughts sent in by people imagining what the little bird might be thinking:

"I'd like to chase a cat" included from last post.
"I'd better get the heck out of here"
"I sure am glad I can fly in case they come down from there."  
"What's wrong with this picture"  
"Considering calling the fire department to get 5 cats out of the tree"
"Can I play too?"
"Well,  you may have taken over the tree but you still can't fly"
"Cats wish they were birds"

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Kitty Tree

Original folk art oil painting by Sandra Corey.
Title: The Kitty Tree
Size: 10x10x1.5"
Medium: Oil on stretched canvas.
Date: 1/26/15

Please click on image to enlarge.  Click here for more views and information.

I asked my mother what she imagined the little bird was thinking.  She answered: "I'd like to chase a cat."  I'm curious to hear what you think the little bird might be thinking.

Meanwhile, I have also been working on another collage of a tea vignette.  Therefor I have hopes it won't be another 9 months before I post the next picture!