Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Etsy Web Site For Daily Paintings

"Apple and Jug"
6in x 8in original oil on panel
99.00 plus shipping

Click here to purchase this painting

I have a new web site where you can go directly
and purchase my paintings. I just started uploading
images of paintings today. I will have more images
listed as soon as possible. I hope you visit the new
site. I will link future paintings to this site. To visit
the new site, click here.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Special occasion portraits

I have to admit I am really suprised.
As the economy seems to worsen, my
workload for commissions, especially
portraits have increased. It seems from
the people I have spoken with, they are
investing in art, due to Wall Street not
being something people can count on.
If you think about it, banks cannot control
what artists charge for their art. Come to think
about it, people have a hard time controlling
artists period! Just another thing I love
about being an artist. My point is this,
consider a wedding portrait, anniversary portrait,
birthday portrait, graduation portrait, etc. Capture a
moment in time of that child, grandchild or any
other special person in your life. Why not
commission a painting of a special event? Portraits
and paintings I am realizing more and more, are
something that are cherished for generations!
To view my portrait examples and paintings for
sale, go to my web site at: www.pattitrostle.com
If interested in having a portrait commissioned or
to inquire about a painting, feel free to contact me

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Distorted Truth

"Truth Distorted"
Oil on gesso panel
6in x 6in
I like the way the glass bowl distorts the truth. These peaches
are your typical round shape, but put in a bowl with curves and
edges, makes them seem something other than what they are.
The title came to me not only in the way the image here is distorted
but the way people also see the truth. I have heard it said, our truth
is only what we believe it to be. Have you thought something only to
find out later it wasn't the truth at all? I thought this painting was an
excellent analogy for this fact.
I haven't posted any new paintings for a while. I am working on a portrait
commission. I will post it when it is finished. I will still be working on some
small day paintings as I work on the portrait, so check back to see what is
To view larger paintings and portraits, go to my web site at: