Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Margarita. Original oil on panel, 12" x 12".

This weekend my husband Paul made his Top Shelf Margaritas for the second of many tasting parties. The recipe dates back to his bar tending days and is pretty much perfect. Our friends Tom and Teya hosted, and made two beautiful paellas to go with the drinks. (Below is a photo of the vegetarian one in their beyond-cool mid-century oven.)

The painting required a lot more prop wrangling than I would have expected. Once I finally got started, though, it came together pretty painlessly for as complex as it is. Paintings for the book will become available after the book release this fall.

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  1. This is gorgeous! Especially wonderful, the color harmony and your confident brushwork, Sheila!

    1. Thank you, Diane! I can't say I felt completely confident but I'm happy to hear it looks that way.