Friday, March 5, 2010

My 2 WIP's Completed And More Food

So I finished my 2 pieces that I showed you last week....I changed them up a bit.  Here is the canvas one--

And I just want to say, Buffy, you read my mind.  She had commented last week that the way I had done it reminded her of playing cards--possibly the Queen of Hearts, and that's exactly what I had in mind.  So this is my version of the Queen of Hearts, ala Suzi with a little Norah thrown in,  and speaking of the Queen of Hearts, who's excited about Alice in Wonderland?!

And here's the finished box--

I'm really happy with the way these both turned out.  Here's what they looked like last week--

When I put these  photos up last week, I knew immediately that I was going to change them--I just couldn't get with these colors, but I'm still glad that I went through the process, because they add so much to the completed pieces because of the layers.

And now for Fattening Friday---this one is a favorite in our house, and I was surprised that not everyone has heard of them in different towns.  This is a pepperoni  ball--

You can get these at any local pizza shop here.  What they are, is pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni and deep fried  (of course).  You can stuff them with anything, though.  My grandmother used to make them from scratch and filled them with anchovies and called them fish balls.  I know your proabably thinking--ewww!, but if you like anchovies,which I do, they were delicious.  This one came frozen at the grocery store from a local Italian market, and you just heat them up in the oven, and they're still good.  But being the artist that I am, I can't leave well enough alone.  I always cut them open and put more pepperoni and a thick slice of mozzarella in them--


And then they're even better, and more fattening! I always make an antipasto salad to go with them--


And it makes for one delicious meal!

41 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

I love your Queen of Hearts. She has such a gentle face and I love the colourings you have used. Beautiful.

Micki said...

Love your new work, so pretty!
The little box is just delightful.
Your meal looks fabulous, we don't have that here in the UK, it looks yummy though!!

Micki x

joanna said...

Diane, I love your new box!! beautiful colours!
xoxo

Manon Doyle said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! Love your work! Lots of hearts.... I am a heart girl!!
Have a great weekend!!

Buffy said...

Love the way these turned out,I'm glad you posted them,I loved them before but I love them now too.The face is beautiful.I still havent had a chance to go to the post office,maybe tommorrow or monday the latest!

Mary said...

Diane both pieces turned out fabulous. I especially like the box, what a wonderful work of art!!

WrightStuff said...

Salivating... I just had a healthy (rabbit food) lunch and my stomach is complaining big time! It wants those carbs!!
Your two pieces are amazing, I didn't recognise them. Can't wait to see Alice, though I have scared my son off seeing it after I painted that picture of the mad hatter!

carriejoy said...

Oh I just love these! I love coming by your blog - it is so inspiring.

Martha Lever said...

I love her!!!! She is beautiful and I love the box. And Yes, I am very much looking forward to Alice!!! We might go this weekend. It will surely be a feast for our eyes!!

Janine said...

I love your painting it is beautiful!

The box is wonderful!

I think I would also love your "pizza ball!"

Janet Ghio said...

Love the way the finished pieces look. It's so fun to see how they started out and then ended up!! Can't wait for Alice in Wonderland. Starts here this weekend and pepperoni!!! Yum!

Kelly Berkey said...

love the box, love the painting and love the food! i love the texture of the roses on the box, super cool!
hugs,
kelly

sharon said...

Diane, the potrait is gorgeous, wow, just beautiful! And the boxes are great....your work is amazing!!

Debby said...

WOW!!! The box is lovely, the painting I totally adore, beautiful work.
debby

Emelie said...

Wonderful things to eat and nicely presented, one's family appreciate the effort. They might not say so but the memories of meals together and pretty meals lasts. However, they think it is simple as cherrios to get these things done.
That there is magic in your finger tips and kitchen that make these things appear. This is not news of course it is common in a lot of homes.

Your works that are completed, that would be WTAC, are beautiful, isn't red and hearts the most uplifting, As I have gotten older
I have introduced more red into the house and find it pleasant.
As I said, getting older so I wondered if it was just because I could see it better. I notice people in my age group ofte buy a red car, but then felt comfort as I see people way younger than me like red cars also. Anyway you face is also so beautiful, and you know I spoke of more fun things
in art work and feel what you saw this morning will have to have drama and not fun, I don't feel real confortable with the appearance of a mix.

Ok this is not a comment it is a
comentary and full of opinion.
BTW are these things your getting ready for sale at the show you were accepted in?

Thanks for coming by my blog.

Trisha said...

They turned out beautiful!

Oxana said...

Your new works are stunning!!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful art and food! Oh; I cannot wait for Alice! Going to see it next week. Enjoy!

Just got my computer back so I'm trying to catch up. xxoo

Lola ^^ said...

I love your Queen of Hearts!!
the pepperoni ball looks delicious, but since i don't like pepperoni hehe i probbly like them stuffed with spinach and mozzarella! yum!

Holly Loves Art said...

Wow! I am so impressed. Your work is stunning and it only gets better.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Holly

Janet said...

Both of your projects turned out great! I love the painting! Her face and hair are just fantastic!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Diane, I discovered your blog through Glitterbug Studios! What lovely work you create! I just became a follower of your wonderful blog. :) Theresa

Deb Harvey said...

I really love your Queen of Hearts, it's a gorgeous piece, as is your heart box! I just love your work...period!!!

Yes, that does look yummy! I don't think we have anything like that here. Might have to try making them!

I hope to see Alice soon, too!!! Can't wait!

PiecesofD said...

Your painting and box are beautiful!

Jonny J Petros said...

Your painting came out beautiful, and I love the recipe box!!! The colors you used blends together great and raised roses are neat. Have a great weekends, Jonny

joyfulploys said...

You keep outdoing yourself...love the Queen and the box too! We are going to see "Alice" on Sunday...can't wait! Have a great weekend!
Mary

Janny said...

Your queen of hearts is gorgeous and I love the finished box!

Betzie said...

Oh sooo pretty Diane! Love what you make! Neat how you combined all your teachings too...you are doing so great with those faces!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your Queen of Hearts box is wonderful and very imaginative. The face you drew is so creative. I actually had NO idea what post you were talking about, since, in my opinion, you changed it up so much I didn't even recognize it. Lovely, lovely pieces.

I've never heard of the pepperoni ball, but I LOVE anchovies. That salad looks to die for, too! Really great Fattening Friday!

Fabuleslie said...

Your artwork is so rich and full of life!

That pepperoni ball reminds me of what we have here in Texas, pepperoni rolls. Deeelish!

I found you through Robin, who said I could find fun French Bulldog pics here. She was right! I loved the stories about Bob, your grandson. My mom calls my little girl her granddaughter too. Frenchies are so sweet!

schererart said...

Wow. So pretty!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Diane, the painting and the box is amazing. The girl is so pretty. Then the box, I LOVE IT!
Thank you for letting me know about the prints. Thank you for liking them to place them in your home.

Sweet dreams!

My brain as stopped working, to late.
All the best brain dead Julie,lol!

Marlynn said...

I love each and every face you are creating these days! I really do. I remember when you first started out drawing them and look at them NOW..... WOW. Love the box and colors you selected. I plan to see Alice next week. You may just like Shutter Island if you like a good mystery with a little spooky thrown in...... hugs,

Gina Lee Kim said...

You are awesome Diane! What a great post.

Flor Larios Art said...

I love the Queen of Heart ala Diane.
And the boxes are exquisite!

Christina Colwell said...

Hi Diane! Thank you for dropping by. I LOVE the boxes. Beautiful. Especially the one that looks like playing cards. The beautiful queen of Hearts can stash her darts.

She looks way to kind to use them.

: )

Christina

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Yummy to everything on this post!!!!

pammyjo said...

Your box turned out beautiful. I like it a lot. Yummy looking meal too. Have a great week.:)

Linda said...

Oh wow!!! Your painting is just stunningly beautiful and the box is fabulous ..... I'm (almost) speechless!!

Bobbi Lewin said...

oh boy! I showed up a little late for dinner, but I would like to eat that pepperoni ball for breakfast! lol!

LiveArt said...

Your queen of hearts and you heartbox are both awesome!! LOVE those gorgeous hearts and I love how you made her hair and the small hearts in her hair. Wonderful face again :) Your work is too special for words really, so I'll just comment the rest with a big applause!!

Linda

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