This is one of a series of daily paintings in oils and I hope you enjoy this project. You can now own an original oil painting or give a special gift at an affordable price. You’ll notice that as I paint these they’ll be available at The Slice of Lime Shop on my website. And it just gets better – you can bid for it in a ‘silent auction’. The silent auction will go live in a few day’s time, thanks to my wonderful web-designer. Alice is a star!
I think that my new venture is exciting. I’d really appreciate it if you can help me make it work. If you use Instagram, I’d be so happy if you look under Lin Kerr (and tick the heart: i.e. ‘like’). This will help ‘grow’ my followers.
Also I have to sort out my facebook page and I need to separate my art and personal pages – otherwise everyone gets the bad-hair days mixed with the oil paintings. I’ll be putting a notice out on facebook, but in the meantime, you may like to transfer to the Limetreesstudio page here.
I joined facebook about 10 years ago to see what my kids were up to, but then never found out anything I didn’t know and never used it much; because at the end of the day I just want to put my computer to bed! But the time has come (the walrus said) to join the 21st Century!
Now the Physalis: This is called a Cape Gooseberry in South Africa, but is not related to the English Gooseberry. It is succulent and sweet and when opened, it’s papery pod has the feel of a ballet dancer. It is theatrical and quite lovely as a decoration. I have a friend, Tom Young who makes an annual chocolate cake at Letter Exchange (feeds 40 people) and decorates it with Cape Gooseberries with their ‘wrappers’ half off all the way around the edge of the cake (as on the right hand side of this painting). Yum Yum.
Oh and, thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. I average 100 hits per day and that excludes all of you who read / glance at it on their ipads. 🙂