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Friday, December 17, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Four

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"Middle Child"
Oil, 6" x *' on canvas panel.
$350 framed.

The winner of the Third Day of Christmas 24 notecards is Carrie Waller. Congratulations!

The prize for Day Four is a set of my four favorite palette knives. These are the knives I use to paint about 99% of my paintings and I am thrilled to give one of your own set! I am really excited about what you need to do to be eligible for this prize ... because this will help me a lot! Most of you know I paint a lot of boats so all you need to do is suggest potential names for "boat paintings"and every suggestion earns you a chance to win! You can leave a comment here or on facebook! Below are some of my paintings and titles ... just to get you started ...
Many of you have asked to see the menu for our party this weekend and I hope this will help you understand why I have been cooking like a maniac ...
Spicy grilled shrimp cocktail in shot glasses
Smoked turkey with cranberry/orange muffins
Smoked salmon and dill sauce
Chinese Chicken salad in won ton cups
Assorted veggies with Roasted Red Pepper Dip
BLT tomatoes
Caesar salad on parmesan cheese flat cups
Blue cheese, Walnut and Cranberry Crostini
Butternut squash, ginger and coconut soup
Martini Salad Bar

Skewered chicken with peanut sauce
Skewered flank steak with peanut sauce
Brie cups with pomegranates
Cape Fear crab cakes and dill sauce
Sweet Hot Thai sliders

Pesto stuffed mushrooms
Four cheese puffs
Tart shells with spinach/artichoke dip and parmesan cheese
Whipped sweet potatoes with brown sugar topping in pastry shells
Crab quesadillas

Cranberry, chocolate & toffee oatmeal cookies
Peanut butter fudge
Frosted sugar cookies
Cranberry shortbread
Chocolate Mint Marvels


Karla said...

Come Sail Away
Summer Breeze
Tropical Paradise
All Hands on Deck
Painted Lady
Last Call
Slip Slidin' Away
Sunset Sarenade


Martha Stewart, STEP ASIDE...Leslie has entered the arena. Painting demos, cooking and interviewing artists on TV are next, with an app for our Ipads! Unbelievable menu.
Jig Jag, Tic Tack, Moonlight Magic, Dawn Treader, Further, Island Bound...

Jeanette Jobson said...

Wow, what a feast, I wish I was coming to that party! All the items sound delicious.

Ok....titles....Dead Calm, Nautical, Casting Off, Blue Waters, Sailor's Dream, Coastal Cruiser, on an island I should have more, but its too early in the morning. :)

Angela said...

You have been busy! But everything sounds delicious! Here are a few painting title suggestions:
Smooth Sailing, Stillness, A Day Off, Harbor Bound, Sitting Still and Looking Pretty, Size Envy, Afloat, Sunset View, Passengers Welcome, Around the World, Day Trip, Waters Choppy....

Carol Schiff Daily Painting said...

Perfect Day
Heading Home
Life on the water
Marina Bound
Sailors Delight
Sailors Take Warning
The Good Life

Barbara Pask said...

Calm Waters
The Calm Before The Storm
Still Waters
A Day at Sea
Does it get any better than this
Rainbow of Colors

Jen Beaudet said...

Hi Leslie,
Your menu sounds fantastic! I would really love to win the knife set but I'm so bad at coming up with names for my own paintings. I'll give it a try...
Blue Bliss

Michelle said...

Near Shore, Sailor's Delight, Docking Station, Ultra Marine, Starboard....

What an incredible menu! Sounds like a lot of work!

Prerana Kulkarni said...

Wow! that's a lot to cook - yummy! Here are few title suggestions: Rocking beauty
Pretty in Pink
All Aboard
Santa's Boat
Under the magical sky
Boat Blues

martinealison said...

All in roll and August are these i prefer... but it was very difficult to take my decision.
I love so much your art.
Sorry for my bad english!
I'm sending you un french kiss.

Kim Blair said...

Fantastic menu Leslie, wish I lived closer... 'cause I would be crashing your party for a taste or two.

Boats and Bouys
Red White and Blue
Under the stars


Jerry Stocks said...

Boat and Boat Again
Decked in Flags
Blue Skies
Perfect Reflection

Anonymous said...

What can I say, you're too much (in a good way)!!
I Vant to be Alone, All by myself, And away we go....
Love your paintings and radio show is fantastic.
Thanks for all you do and share.
Arlene Chipman

Susan Hogan Girard said...

Ding ding dingy, Fore Rather Aft, Astern Captain, Above Board, Good Mooring, Never Board just to name a few. My dad named our 35 footer, 'SuePam' after my sister and I, Sue and Pam. Susan Hogan Girard

Susan Hogan Girard said...

Yacht to Come Look,

Susan Hogan Girard said...

Grills and Buoys All Aboard

Dee Doyle said...

LOVE this painting and want those knives!!!

Here's a few ....

Happy Hour
A Bad Day on the Water ...
Any Grey Poupon?
One ringy dinghy, two ringy dinghy ...
Fair Winds
Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight

Karen said...

Resting Boats
Marina Sunset
Pacific Blue
Harbor Morning
Love your paintings Leslie.

Anonymous said...

Let's Go
Come Together
Blue Skys

ben wideman said...

Floating Freedom, Solemn Solitude, Finally Friday, Great Lake, Fished for Food, Weekend Bliss, Oceanic Voyage, Boating Bonanza.

Sarah Kate said...

Leslie - I am a new palette knife painter and love your work and blog! I spent all day thinking of titles for your wonderful paintings, here they are...
I hope you like what I came up with!

Happy holidays,
Sarah Kate Sims

What’s this all A-Boat?
Cardinals cruise
The Saeta Sloop
Saeta Sails
Palette Pursuits
Palette Ahoy
Bright Reflections
Take Me Away
Buoy Boy Galore
Ahoy A Hey!
Well Come Aboard
The Dom
The Folly
Ocean therapy
Offshore vacation
A day offshore
Sand and surf
Water relief
Waves and relaxation
Foam and fun
Cast away
Adventure off shore
Catching rays
Catching beams
All aboard
On deck
Off the dock
The Yah Who
Google Get Away
Row row row your boat
Banana boat
Bahama mama
El capitan
Sunset by the ocean
Gravy boat
Sea of change
Sunny harbor
Briny deep
3 hour tour, a 3 hour tour
The love boat
Mississippi queen
Steamboat willy
Wave running
Open waters
Life boat
Little dingy
USS honkey dory
Midnight boat to Georgia
Swab the deck
Walk the plank
1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue
Old man and the sea
Moby dick
Set sail
Shipwreck stranded

TheChieftess said...

Fun shot!!! The parrots are such an integral part to the charm of SoPas!!!


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